According to a piece from Technical.ly, Smart Destinations used data from the official Twitter API to rank data from 69 cities around the world, with their analysis encompassing emoji, tweets, hashtags and mentions. Which lead them to the conclusion, among other things, that Washington DC is one of the top 10 most negative cities in the world.
You can take a look at the most negative list here:
What that means is for DC, for example, only 71 percent of the tweets were found to be positive. You can also drill down a little farther into the data and see things like the most-used emoji this week among DC tweeters:
According to Smart Destinations, data for this is sourced from the past seven days, and it’s updated daily at midnight to find tweets from the previous day. Each tweet is analyzed for positive or negative sentiment, and a positivity score is calculated as the percentage of positive tweets out of all tweets where some sentiment was definitely present. Thus, the 71 percent score for DC.
As you can see in the first chart above, more than one US city is included among the 10 most negative cities in the world. Unfortunately, there are no US cities as of right now included on the tool’s list of the top 10 most positive cities, which obviously means we all need to start spreading more good cheer via Twitter.
The most positive cities: