Friday, 15 August 2008

'We feel fine'

We feel fine scans the world's newly posted blog entries, searching for the phrases "I feel" and "I am feeling". It then records the entire sentence, and takes any other information available including gender, age, weather, and location.

The result is millions of emotions (increasing by 15,000-20,000 each day) from across the world in one large database. These emotions can then be sorted into categories, offering answers to questions such as:
"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? etc

They've displayed the data in a series of ingenious ways which interact with your mouse as you click through the emotions - beautiful enough in itself!


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This is an amazing website. A really interesting take on the meaning of community. Can we be a community without knowing it? Does similar sentiments clustered like this mean we actually get closer together? Is it useful to know the how people across the globe are feeling right now? I don't know, but I felt quite emotional when I read some of the posts included.