Facebook gets snapshots of market

In a recent article at the San Francisco Chronicle, they looked at how Facebook is becoming a great picture to the people’s current feelings. While we have know this for some time, the article points out that on any given day, this chart can demonstrate the national happiness generated by Facebook statuses. The researchers have even taken it one step futher and looked at how relationships statuses affect men and women. Read the full article here.

Have you begun to use Facebook for market research? Do you look at the status trends of the biggest fans of your products? How can Twitter and Facebook measuring national happiness on a daily basis be a benefit to your research?