TORONTO – Canadians tend to pay more positively to Twitter than their American businesses, according to a new study of an Ontario university that ties to the language we use, can help explain the national stereotypes, the & # 39; we are true.
But the McMaster University investigates people to believe that Canadians are just as good as their neighbors to the south, say stereotypes are not recorded by hard data.
Researchers at Hamilton University analyzed 40 million tweets and isolated words, emoticons and emoji most unmatched on the social media platforms by individuals from each country.
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The teacher's study states that the team of linguists analyze the tweets trying to create a long-term psychological psychologist – where are national stereotypes come out?
"Why do we think there is a French personality or a Canadian personality or an American personality, and why do we think these are different from each other?" said Bryor Snefjella.
He stated that old surveys indicate that the Canadians and Americans do not have a whole different person, people in two countries tend to believe strongly that Canadians are more aware.
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Finding findings on McMaster's online study online on Wednesday in the PLOS ONE magazine, advises that national stereotypes in any case are based on the words we choose.
In tweets gathered by the researchers between February 2015 and February 2016, Canada would have been used as "big", "tank" and "great", while Americans have often been used as "hate", " miss "and" "found the study.
The researchers then performed a second phase of study, except for a group of participants at & # 39; The most typical words and emotions in each country. They have nothing to say about how to choose the words. These participants were asked what they had the personality of someone of one often use words and emotions.
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This type of foundation is that students believed that using words that are typically used by Canadians on Twitter would have a personality that used the stereotypes of a Canadians, while using them, the # 39 ; t often used by Americans as a personality that has the stereotype of an American american.
"It seems like we're offering our national identity. We're going to be Canada," said Snefjella of the outcomes. "We say that, or we make stereotypes, by our linguistic choices."
A spokesperson of Twitter has rejected the findings, but confirms that in the social media format the maximum number of letters from 140 to 280 have passed since the "people" and "thank you" people in their tweets most recently .
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