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Weather impacts expressed sentiment

Overview of attention for article published in PLoS ONE, April 2018
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (99th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (99th percentile)

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news
20 news outlets
blogs
4 blogs
twitter
400 tweeters
facebook
3 Facebook pages

Citations

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8 Dimensions

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53 Mendeley
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Title
Weather impacts expressed sentiment
Published in
PLoS ONE, April 2018
DOI 10.1371/journal.pone.0195750
Pubmed ID
Authors

Patrick Baylis, Nick Obradovich, Yury Kryvasheyeu, Haohui Chen, Lorenzo Coviello, Esteban Moro, Manuel Cebrian, James H. Fowler

Abstract

We conduct the largest ever investigation into the relationship between meteorological conditions and the sentiment of human expressions. To do this, we employ over three and a half billion social media posts from tens of millions of individuals from both Facebook and Twitter between 2009 and 2016. We find that cold temperatures, hot temperatures, precipitation, narrower daily temperature ranges, humidity, and cloud cover are all associated with worsened expressions of sentiment, even when excluding weather-related posts. We compare the magnitude of our estimates with the effect sizes associated with notable historical events occurring within our data.

Twitter Demographics

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 53 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 22 42%
Researcher 8 15%
Student > Master 5 9%
Student > Bachelor 4 8%
Professor 3 6%
Other 11 21%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Unspecified 12 23%
Computer Science 11 21%
Psychology 5 9%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 4 8%
Mathematics 3 6%
Other 18 34%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 461. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 13 October 2018.
All research outputs
#16,811
of 12,531,853 outputs
Outputs from PLoS ONE
#394
of 137,187 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#935
of 263,882 outputs
Outputs of similar age from PLoS ONE
#15
of 2,856 outputs
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