What’s Almost Left Unsaid: An Analysis of Harvard Confessions

Harvard Open Data Project
Jun 2 · 6 min read
A lot of the posts, be they shoutouts to crushes, compliments, or complaints, were about other people.
The distribution of post sentiment, with 0 representing completely neutral. Results are noticeably skewed right.
A plot of likes, comments, and views of all posts from a given day against date of the posts, for the first two months of posts.
Each point represents the number of posts of that sentiment on that day. Posts were not made every day.
Plot of likes against our manual sentiment categorization.
Post breakdown by topic.
Sentiment breakdown by topic.
Average number of likes by topic.

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