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How To Track Your Happiness Using Twitter – #one2ten

December 3, 2012

For the past year I’ve been using a Twitter hashtag to track my happiness over time (like a journal, see photos below). The process is simple and a useful source of information about my life history. Here’s how you can use Twitter to track your happiness:

  1. Create your own happiness hashtag (in my case #one2ten)
  2. Randomly, when you feel like it, tweet a number. One to ten, 10 being the happiest you’ve ever been, and 0 is the opposite. (Read more about why I choose 1-10, #one2ten)
  3. Include a note about why your happiness shifted up or down. Most times I don’t though.
  4. Once a week, randomly click your hashtag, and take a screen shot of your happiness rating.
  5. Save the screen shot as a JPEGs

You now have a digital journal of your happiness. You can refer back to your JPEGs, watch as your happiness goes up and down, and learn about your life day-to-day, week-to-week and month-to-month. Personally, I love those weeks where I have a terrible day, and then two days later the rating increases a point. It helps me appreciate the ups & downs of life. Check it out, my ratings from Weeks 26, 32, and 46 of 2012:

Quantify Happiness Week 26-12 #one2ten

June 18 was a bad week, but something positive happened on the 24th

Quantify Happiness Week 32 #one2ten

Visiting scientists at the Univ. of IL-Champaign is always a positive experience

Quantify Happiness Week 46 #one2ten

A productive day can do wonders for your happiness

Will you start rating your happiness?

Related Articles/Blogs Posts:

Quantify Your Happiness in Life – #one2ten

10 Tips About Life, People, and Happiness

An In-Depth Look at the Science of Twitter Timing

Tweets Show Global Happiness Is Down

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One Comment leave one →
  1. Rachel permalink
    December 4, 2012 4:19 PM

    i’m curious about how you came to a 6.76, but I like it.
    7.1 #one2ten

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