Our lab is awarded Twitter Data Grant

(Twitter Data Grant team members in front of a visualization from their previous project selfiecity.net.)

We are among 6 international teams awarded Twitter Data Grants:

Twitter #DataGrants selections

Project proposal title:

Do happy people take happy images? Measuring happiness of cities from tweeted Images


Can visual characteristics of images shared on social media tell us about the “moods” of cities? We propose to study the relationship between features of tweeted images in a number of U.S. cities and existing measures of "happiness" estimated using traditional surveys and other data sources (such as health and well-being statistics).

For further about this project, see the following:

Calit2 news release, The Happiness of Cities: Do Happy People Take Happy Images?

San Diego Union-Tribune, Do happy people take happy photos?