How do you feel?

This is one of the most beautiful and interesting sites I’ve come across in quite some time.  We Feel Fine began as a website and is now a book by creators Sep Kamvar and Jonathan Harris.

Since 2005, We Feel Fine has been scouring the web every few minutes for blogs that contain the words “I feel” and “I am feeling”.  It records the sentence that includes the words, and decides what the “feeling” can be grouped as (sad, happy etc.).  From there, it can extrapolate a few things such as approximate age, gender,  and geographical location, and then provide the weather in that area at the time.  It then becomes part of a huge database of information which can be searched in a wide variety of ways.

When you visit the site, you can read all about the mission, see the book as it looks but the most fascinating thing is to try the interactive version.  The little dots that scatter the page are not only pretty, but addictive as you click on each one to see what someone has posted.

So today…. I feel like weekends need just a few more hours.  Just a few…..

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