Wednesday, May 31, 2006
We feel fine
A colleague introduced me to this website a couple of days ago, and it's amazing!
According to the website, We feel fine is an "exploration of human emotion on a global scale".
An extract from their mission statement:
Since August 2005, We Feel Fine has been harvesting human feelings from a large number of weblogs. Every few minutes, the system searches the world's newly posted blog entries for occurrences of the phrases "I feel" and "I am feeling".
The result is a database of several million human feelings, increasing by 15,000 - 20,000 new feelings per day. Using a series of playful interfaces, the feelings can be searched and sorted across a number of demographic slices, offering responses to specific questions like: do Europeans feel sad more often than Americans? Do women feel fat more often than men? Does rainy weather affect how we feel? What are the most representative feelings of female New Yorkers in their 20s? What do people feel right now in Baghdad? What were people feeling on Valentine's Day? Which are the happiest cities in the world? The saddest? And so on.
Isn't this the coolest thing? You can search the harvested feelings through a series of "movements", formed by "particles". Each particle represents a feeling posted by an individual.
You have to check it out! www.wefeelfine.org