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Twitter study labels high school in New York "saddest place in Manhattan"

Hunter College High School in New York City has been labeled the saddest spot in Manhattan, based on a recent study aimed at gauging the emotions of New Yorkers by their Twitter messages. The New York Times reports that a computer program developed by researchers at the New England Complex Systems Institute found that a high percentage of Twitter messages from the school contained a negative sentiment, based upon key words, phrases and emoticons.

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