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This app helps you find and cheer up the saddest people on Twitter

Make Twitter just a little less sad.


Jam Kotenko


Posted on Apr 13, 2015   Updated on May 29, 2021, 2:16 am CDT

A lot of people are probably having a crappy day and are tweeting about just how horrible they are feeling.

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If you, however, are feeling rather abundant with joyfulness right at this minute and would like to pay it forward, you can do so through CheerUpper, a Web app that lets you pass on some good vibes to a stranger on Twitter who’s in need of them.

Using Twitter’s API and MetaMind’s sentiment analysis API, the site culls the social media platform for downer tweets. When you click on the “Cheer someone up!” button, you are given a random, sad tweet to respond to. 

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To make sure you’re taking the site’s purpose to heart, CheerUpper reviews your response and gives you the option to edit your answer and be notified via email once it’s been posted. If you want, you can include your Twitter handle at the end of your response and CheerUpper will alert you with a mention.

If you’re having a terrible time and are inclined to tweet about it, you can also use the hashtag #cheermeup and the people behind CheerUpper will automatically place your tweet in the queue for someone to reply to.

It’s simple, quick, and easy, but it helps you turn Twitter into a slightly happier place. 

Photo via hannah k/Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

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*First Published: Apr 13, 2015, 5:52 pm CDT