Friday, May 22, 2009

Tracking Moods on Twitter


It's no We Feel Fine, but it's just this kind of internet-to-meatspace with a DIY aesthetic that makes my day. Hope vs. Despair looks at our collective mood on Twitter. It is a simple way of tracking people’s feelings – about the economy, their pork chop sandwich…whatever’s top of mind. The measuring device tracks tweets every 30 seconds, looking at the frequency of smiles and frowns, specifically :) vs. :(

Hope vs. Despair Originally uploaded by Big Spaceship

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