Monday, August 3, 2009
happy twitterdom and jolly blogosphere?
" The hedonometer has been created by Peter Dodds and Chris Danforth to collect sentences from blogs, and analyze Tweets, to zero-in on the happiest and saddest days of the last few years.The scientists started at the Web site wefeelfine.org, which combs through 2.3 million blogs looking for sentences that begin with "I feel" or "I am feeling. The words that came next were ranked on a happiness scale of 1 to 9. A total of 1,034 words were ranked, with "triumphant" registering at 8.87 on one side of the scale and "hostage" measuring at 2.20 at the other end.
Using 10 million of these sentences from the last several years, the scientists calculated the general level of happiness for each day."
I hope my blog doesn't get incorporated. Oh Big Brother!