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The numbers for May 30, 2013: The happiest Tweeters
The rate at which the U.S. economy grew in the first quarter of 2013. The revision is down slightly from the Commerce Department’s initial estimate of 2.5 percent. The data show less government spending is at work here, amid Washington’s austere footing when it comes to budgets. (Reuters)
The character limit of a Tweet. Researchers looked at millions of tweets for references to happiness and found that the saddest Tweeters live in Texas. The happiest are from Napa, California. (National Geographic)
The amount Japan’s Nikkei index lost today — otherwise known as a “correction”. Tokyo’s booming stock market has dealt with major jitters recently, but is still up about 30 percent for the year. (The Telegraph)
The percent of users dropping off Yahoo Messenger. Digital analytics firm ComScore says desktop-based instant messaging is down acrosss the board since April of 2012. Facebook chat and Gchat are up — at least for now. (Buzzfeed)
The average loan from Grameen, which is taking lessons from Kiva, and putting them into play in the U.S. (FastCo)
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