What we have here is one of the most impressive visualizations tools ever made. It’s a kind of encyclopaedia of feelings expressed in the blogosphere, updated every five minutes. Jonathan Harris and Sep Kamvar launched the program in 2005, collecting human feelings from different sources in the internet, including Flickr, Myspace, Blogger and Google.
The program displays a wide range of possibilities: primarily, the feelings are showed as coloured-dots, each colour representing a different feeling. As you click on any of them, a sentence is revealed. I clicked on a dot stating the feeling ‘insecure’ and I got back the following sentence: “I placed all my trust in you from the very beginning, but it still makes me feel so insecure.” Clicking on the sentence, I get to the blog post where it is written.
This is just the tip of the iceberg. You can filter the feelings according to gender, age, location, date, feeling and even weather. Also, you can decide whether you want to see the feelings displayed in dots, as sentences, as pictures or according to statistical data. The program is not only user-friendly and highly interactive, but also beautifully designed.
Try it clicking on the image at the top of the post. It’s really amusing.
Source: We Feel Fine