View Full Version : Belfast Is Officially The Happiest City In The UK

02-01-2014, 02:59 PM
Yea..I had to double take too. apparently Geo-parsing technology has come to the conclusion that this grey concrete waste is filled with the UK's happiest people.

App That Analyses Smiles On Instagram Reveals Belfast As The Happiest City In The UK (http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2013/12/17/belfast-instagram-happiest-city-uk_n_4459368.html)

"The study, which used new "geo-parsing" technology to find patterns in over 100 million public images on Instagram, shows that among cities in the UK, Belfast leads the way with the highest “smile score,” a value based on the average size of smiles in photos.

Whilst we do seem to be chipper, even in our darkest days we always laughed at the shit that happened, I wouldn't for a second believe we're necessarily happier than people over the Irish Sea.

I've never heard of geo-parsing with online images before. Anyway IN YOUR FACE LONDON AND EVERY OTHER NORMAL CITY.

Belfast is Happy (ORIGINAL) - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jrspl3qhbHs)

02-01-2014, 09:56 PM
Must be all the pills

Madame Adequate
02-01-2014, 10:03 PM
I would have guessed it would be Scotland myself. Everyone in Norn Iron is incredibly friendly and welcoming though so it's not that much of a surprise. And it's not like we've got any cities in the whole country that aren't concrete wastelands, let's be fair.

Huckleberry Quin
02-01-2014, 10:41 PM
Drunk people are always smiling.

02-02-2014, 08:23 AM
At least you don't live where I currently preside (http://www.texasmonthly.com/story/beaumont-saddest-city-america).

We're just so sad. :jess:

02-02-2014, 09:17 AM
Never would have guessed Belfast - but then again I've never visited Northern Ireland. I would have guessed it would be Newcastle or somewhere!

Rocket Edge
02-09-2014, 05:06 AM
I was gonna go up to the Derry Fleadh but it was what? - 4 hours drive? Having said that my buds who went up there said they had a blast. Credit to the city of Derry! (plastered while writing this)