Monday, February 26, 2007

How do you feel?



I've just discovered a remarkable little website thanks to gstar. The website is called We Feel Fine and it is a delightful gem, tracking and categorising the changing feelings in the blogosphere. Every few minutes the We Feel Fine Monkeys 'harvest feelings' from the world's weblogs, making a note of the blogger's age, sex, location and the current weather conditions. Any blogger who uses the words "I feel..." may find their feelings contributing to the dynamic landscape of this site.

The result is a beautifully crafted and animated collection of the ever changing feelings of the world - it reveals a startling window to the pain and the joy felt by real people, right now. Is it art, is it research, is it fun? Perhaps it's all three, nevertheless it is intriguing, saddening and inspiring.

Check it out... and be aware next time you document your feelings!


I feel happy to have found it.

2 comments:

Eva Kopie said...

did you ever find yourself on wefeelfine? i've never been able to get myself to show up.

CJ said...

I've not seen myself on there. My grasp of statistics is basic, but I'm guessing that seeing as there are about 55 million blogs out there, the chances of being on there and actually seeing it are pretty slim!

I was tempted to write a post solely with phrases beginning I feel.

If I manage to do appear on there I'll take a screen shot and post it on here!