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Happiness in Vilnius


the link talks about a happiness barometer... I wondered if you have seen this, and whether it is raising happiness at all ?

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kind regards from Vienna
Nigel

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Lithuanian capital to install public 'happiness barometer'
VILNIUS | Fri Jul 12, Protected content EDT
(Reuters) - The mayor of Vilnius plans to install a huge screen on the town hall to broadcast a real-time "happiness barometer" that will monitor the mood of the Lithuanian capital.

The giant display will monitor the level of happiness among the city's 520,000 residents by showing a number on the scale of one to 10 that reflects tabulated votes sent in by locals from their mobile phones and computers.

The system is already set up and on televisions in the lobby of the municipal office.

"This barometer is a great tool for politicians. If we take a decision and see a sharp fall in the mood of the city, then we know we have done something horribly wrong," mayor Arturas Zuokas said.

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