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Twitter Data Reveals Which Days In Our Lives Make Us Feel The Happiest!

Filed under: Tech TalkTwitter

happytwitterTwitter Data Editor Simon Rogers shared some major findings this week about what tweeting has revealed about us all.

That's right, Twitter went through hundreds of billions tweets to analyze when people feel the happiest based on when they tweeted the word "happy."

They also searched for the words "sad," "late for work” and “hungover,” in similar analyses.

No word yet on whether Pharrell's Happy messed up results! LOL!

For instance, here's a little graph showing the use and frequency of the word "happy" throughout the week:

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Could DNA Store The Whole World's Digital Data??

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No, DNA isn't an abbreviation for some data storage company.

We mean deoxyribonucleic acid! You know, DNA! The stuff genes are made out of.

Researchers reported yesterday that they were able to store all 154 of Shakespeare's sonnets, a photo, a scientific paper and a 26-second sound clip from MLK's I Have a Dream speech.

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Are Yearly Doctor Visits Unnecessary??

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A new study from Europe has found that people who regularly had check-ups weren't actually any healthier than people who didn't.

The long-term study involved 182,880 people, so with that significant sample size, the results are pretty reliable.

The study looked mainly at deaths from heart disease or cancer, the two most commonly assessed ailments during check-ups.

After looking at the data, the researchers were unable to find any differences in hospital admissions, disability, specialist referrals, more doctors visits or time taken off work.

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Walgreens Got HACKED!

Filed under: Oops!Tech TalkBusiness Blitz

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Oh no! This is awful!

Walgreen Co. announced today that a list of customers' e-mail addresses have been compromised due to a hacking into their databases, and are now warning customers to not respond to any e-mails from the 'company' that ask for credit card or Social Security numbers, as well as any other personal information!

According to an e-mail statement:

"We want to assure you that the only information that was obtained was your e-mail address. Your prescription information, account and any other personally identifiable information were not at risk because such data is not contained in the e-mail system, and no access was gained to Walgreens consumer data systems."

Phew!

Similar incidents have also happened recently to the McDonald's Corp. and Gawker.

Just terrible! We're just thankful that the hackers couldn't access anymore private information than they already have!

Hopefully whomever's behind this will be caught and dealt with accordingly - and soon!

Thoughts??

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