Who's the Friendliest Country on Twitter? [Infographic]
It's often said that Canadians are the nicest and most friendly people in the world. But is that just based on anecdotal evidence, or is there actually come science to back that up? And if so, how do you actually measure 'friendliness'?
The research team from social analytics company Klear (formerly Twtrland) have come up with their own measurement criteria for nation-based friendliness levels, using social media data to determine how often people from different nations interact with people outside their own borders. Based on five years worth of activity data from 11 million Twitter users across the world, Klear has determined the average amount of conversations people from each nation are having with users across the world, giving us some idea of the relative 'openness' of their citizens.
And the result?
"Canadians are the most open to conversation with people outside of their country, with the average Canadian having 9.3 conversations with users outside of his/her country."
So Canadians really are the most friendly people in the world. The full results are included in the infographic below - where does your home nation rank?
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