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Facebook: What people in each state were thankful for this year

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(WITI) — Thanks to Facebook statistics, we now know what each state was thankful for this Thanksgiving.

The company collected anonymized status updates that contained the words “grateful” or “thankful,” along with the word “day” preceded or followed by a number. They then aggregated those status updates and processed them using a text-clustering algorithm to show what people were grateful for.

The results? Lots of people were thankful for rain, God and country music.

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3 comments

  • Honestly

    I just folowed the link to the actual analysis and didnt see any reference to God or cpuntry music. Is someone just making this stuff up?

  • Von

    This article is misleading, given the data it’s drawing from. The data your reporting on is what is most distinctive by state, not what is mentioned the most in each state. If that were the case, virtually all states would show either “friends” or “family”. Please review the data more in depth before reporting.

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