The Weinermobile is a 27-foot-long hot dog on wheels originally built in 1936 by a nephew of Oscar Mayer himself. If you missed the Wienermobile at the parade it will be at the Vestal Walmart from 12 to 5 p.m. on Sunday and the Walmart in Johnson City from 12 to 5 p.m. on Monday. The Wienermobile was built as a way to lift spirits in America during the Great Depression. Organizers said Saturday that goal has never changed. BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — The Oscar Mayer Wienermobile helped to kick off the 53rd Binghamton Saint Patrick’s Day Parade in front of NYSEG Stadium Saturday. “It hauls buns but it’s no lambur-wienie and every year we take it on a coast to coast wiener roast it’s all about spreading miles and miles of smiles,” said Oscar Mayer Hotdogger Alex Hale.
Ramesh and Seetharam say they plan on using social media as a tool for learning about emotions and language in future studies. By looking at hashtags, researchers were able to pick out a few popular topics. From discussing lock downs, to unemployment, to even the nationwide toilet paper shortage, researchers saw a wide range of emotions through it all. Using the hindsight of America’s conversations, researchers hope social media can be a tool to prepare physically and mentally for future crisis situations. “This is representative of what people are going through,” said Ramesh. “It gives us an idea of how America is feeling,” said Binghamton University Computer Science Assistant Professor Anand Seetharam. “Looking out for workers, supporting them, and then showing frustration, hope, positivity, things like that. The emotion behind all these tweets is coming out, and that is something we saw up close,” said Ramesh. (WBNG) — By analyzing millions of tweets on the popular social media platform, Twitter, researchers have been able to see what Americans are talking about during quarantine. “How people use words, how people convey emotions, why and when, and what leads people to say certain things, and what can be some solutions,” said Ramesh. Seetharam and his colleague, Arti Ramesh, have spent the past few weeks analyzing millions of tweets. They both say America has had a lot to talk about.
On July 4, the landfill will be closed. (WBNG) — Broome County is alerting residents that the county landfill’s hours will be different for the holiday weekend. The county says the landfill will be open Friday from 7 a.m. to noon. If you have questions, contact the division of solid waste.