Got a case of the Mondays? You’re not alone

Monday, 10 March 2014

Monday can be a tough day to get going again. Maybe you’re recovering from a rowdy Saturday night or searching for the hour you lost to daylight savings time. We wondered how predictable these feelings are, so we poked around within our Twitter data to help us find out.

Looking at the usage of different words and phrases in 2013 by day of the week and month tells you a lot about how the world tweets. We turned that data set into a ratio of Tweets containing those words in English per million posted.

You are what you Tweet, and it turns out that many of us tweet the same words on the same days

People are most likely to tweet ‘feeling sad’ on a Sunday in December or a Monday in October. Conversely (perhaps like @Pharrell), they are more likely to be ‘feeling happy’ on a Tuesday in December or a Tuesday in January — that was New Year’s Eve last year, which may explain it. Running ‘late for work’? That is most common in mid-week in July and Fridays in January. Meanwhile, if you had a bit of a hangover yesterday, you were not alone: Sundays in March as well as Thursdays and Fridays in November are the days which see the most Tweets using that word.

We’ve made some data visualizations on this for you to enjoy. Check them out to see if they reflect how you are feeling just about now.

Got a case of the Mondays? You’re not alone

When do you "feel happy"?

When will you be "late for work"?

When do you "feel hungover"?