Thursday, March 23, 2006

Boy, the world is moody

MoodViews: blog mood analysis
Moodgrapher is a Global mood analysis tool! It plots the mood levels reported by LiveJournal users in their posts during the last days, updated every 10 minutes.

Interesting to see the connection between moods and both cyclical and global events.

For example:
* Drunk is highest around the weekend
* Happiness around Christmas 2005
* Thankful, hungry, and full around Thanksgiving 2005
* Scaredness around Halloween 2005
* Mass increase in the level of worriedness around major weather phenomena, such as hurricane Katrina on August 29, 2005
* Excitedness around global media and culture events, such as the release of a new Harry Potter book on July 15, 2005
* Mass increase in the level of distress and sadness after terror attacks, as witnessed by the response to the London bombings on July 7, 2005

Not necessarily scientific, but definitely interesting!

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