We Feel Fine

by kaldrazadrim on May 19, 2006 · 5 comments

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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.

What I love most about this is the ingenious use of applets and graphic animation.

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  • that guy

    “Since August 2005, We Feel Fine has been harvesting human feelings “

    Taken out of context that sounds really weird

    Anyway greats site, extremely entertaining hope this makes the front page. Oh and by the way I found the least used adjective to describe how you are felling and I have to say I feel saturated

  • HeyLowPapi

    this is pretty fascinating. when i read your description it actually seemed like a pretty stupid idea but the way they visualize it makes it rather hypnotic. some of the photos on the site are NSFW, though.

  • http://www.myspace.com/dragonlews elkciN

    that’s just weird. I found one from me. ha.

  • waldogoesnuts

    i really liked the site

  • http://www.dadsbigplan.com .alphamonkey.

    It was certainly a cool find.  I like that it culled it’s material from existing sources, rather than soliciting them (ala Post Secret).  Somehow that seems more genuine.

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