Give Up


Melissa Steffen details what we’re giving up for Lent, as gleaned from Twitter feeds:

If past years are any indication, it’s likely that social media, chocolate, swearing, and alcohol will take top honors among the Top 100 most frequently sacrificed personal vices. Ironically, the analysis came from Twitter’s API, which Stephen Smith analyzes each year to provide a look at what people say they plan to give up for Lent. In 2012, the analysis looked at a series of 300,000 tweets.

The top 10 from 2012:

1. Twitter
2. Chocolate
3. Swearing
4. Alcohol
5. Soda
6. Facebook
7. Fast food
8. Sex
9. Sweets
10. Meat

And number 11? Lent.

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