“Opinions are my own,” declare countless Twitter profiles. Users want to make it clear that they aren’t speaking for an employer. Yet even when we think our words are our own, our circumstances may speak for us more than we realize.
Microsoft Research scientists Munmun De Choudhury and Michael Massimi studied how Twitter users’ language changes after they get engaged to be married. Actually, the researchers only studied a certain group of engaged people: those who announced their engageme