Britons complain most about 'weather conditions' on Twitter
British users of the social network Twitter discuss the weather more often and more negatively than any other country, a new research has found.
Britons are taking to Twitter to complain about the weather conditions in the country, according to new research.
An analysis by social media monitor Brandwatch for The Telegraph has found that 20.2 percent of all discussions about the weather in an average week originated from Britain, trailed by some distance from Greeks, who accounted for 15.3 percent of comments.
Britons' musings on the weather were also more likely to be negative than those of any other nationality surveyed, with an average of 8.7 percent of comments being of complaining, the Telegraph reports.
According to the report, Britain's slightly below-average temperatures and above-average rainfall in the last month may have depressed users even more than usual and compelled them to turn to Twitter to vent their frustration.
Our negative outlook seems to have a legacy in former British colonies too, with New Zealand second for negativity (8.1 percent), Canada third (7.6 percent), and the US fifth (6.6 percent), the report said.
Only the Netherlands, which has suffered unseasonable snowfall in past weeks, entered the top five for negativity with 7.6 percent of weather-related comments from fed-up Dutch tweeters, it added.
"This research shows that us Brits are just as obsessed with the weather in our online conversations as we are in conversations in the street or down the pub," a spokesman for the Met Office said.
"The popularity of our Twitter, Facebook and blog pages is more proof that the weather is a national obsession and a big part of our national identity," he said
"We all have a good idea of the weather we'd like here in the UK, but perhaps the reality doesn't always live up to those aspirations and #65533; especially after a run of disappointing summers," the spokesman added.