A colleague just sent me We Feel Fine which is ace, it reminds me a bit of Twistori that I’ve mentioned before, which aggregates Twitter emotions, and of course long-time fave Post Secret. Lovely human bits of the web and beautifully done, it’s fun to just go in and play with; the way they’ve displayed all the individual feelings flying around is really cool.
They describe it as:
“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”. When it finds such a phrase, it records the full sentence, up to the period, and identifies the “feeling” expressed in that sentence (e.g. sad, happy, depressed, etc.). Because blogs are structured in largely standard ways, the age, gender, and geographical location of the author can often be extracted and saved along with the sentence, as can the local weather conditions at the time the sentence was written. All of this information is saved.
The result is a database of several million human feelings, increasing by 15,000 – 20,000 new feelings per day.”