Microsoft study finds Twitter posts can predict post-natal depression

A Microsoft study investigating the linguistic quirks of Twitter users has found that subtle shifts in language used by expectant mothers can predict their subsequent likelihood of developing post-natal depression.A computer program devised for the tech firm was used to distillate musings from the micro blog; identifying general signs of increased negativity through use of words such as hate, miserable and disappointed.
http://www.thedrum.com/news/2014/02/19/microsoft-study-finds-twitter-posts-can-predict-post-natal-depression

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