Friday, August 28, 2009

That Friday Feeling

I've mentioned my interest in emotional mapping before. So I enjoyed this article in the New York Times on the subject of Mining the Web for Feelings, Not Facts. It points to the potential for using the web to track 'the mood of the nation' in real time.

Hence the image: a screen grab I took from one of the sites mentioned in the NYT piece: tweetfeel. I just typed in the word 'Ireland' and it tells me that tweets mentioning Ireland in a positive way are currently running at more than two to one times greater than negative tweets!

Of course, maybe it's just because it's Friday ...

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