Personally I’d put any particular characterisation of “Canberra” on Twitter down to our parlous mental health system and the denizens of Parliament House (the latter certainly dominate my own local trend analysis).
Specifically relevant to us is this bit:
“So we noticed in Canberra the majority of people on Twitter used anxious or aggressive language and were only happy on a Thursday afternoon compared to earlier in the week for the rest of the Australian cities,” he said in a statement about the research.
This reluctant tweeter reckons that most tweets nationally are self promoting (hence positive, whereas in Canberra they’re news analysis, which has a more negative tone).
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