The researchers coded each tweet for its happiness content, based on the appearance and frequency of words determined by Mechanical Turk workers to be happy (rainbow, love, beauty, hope, wonderful, wine) or sad (damn, boo, ugly, smoke, hate, lied). While the researchers admit their technique ignores context, they say that for large datasets, simply counting the words and averaging their happiness content produces “reliable” results.
- The total market cap of the top 20 companies is $2.22 trillion
- Apple makes up 23.6% of that
- Apple is worth more than Google and Microsoft combined. You could even add Cisco on top of that, and it still wouldn’t be enough.
N.B. Facebook isn’t on this list as it is not yet included in the list of technology companies on Google Finance. Facebook’s current market cap is $61.66 billion, which would put it in 12th position.
Monthly active users are down from 11.3 million on March 1 to 11.15 million on April 1 to just 8.3 million today.
Internet adoption among U.S. adults increased rapidly from the mid-’90s to about 2005. Since then, though, the number of adult Internet users has remained almost stable at around 75 to 80%.
94% of adults with post-graduate degrees are online, but 57% of those without high school diplomas remain offline.Report: One In Five U.S. Adults Does Not Use The Internet