Dispatches | October 03, 2009

Just a short post for today. If anyone is sitting at home on this windy and cool Friday night, you should check out www.wefeelfine.org. While it’s not exactly literary related, wefeelfine is a site that explores feelings and thoughts and all of those other crazy things that some might say are important to literature.  Here is what the site has to say:

“Since August 2005, We Feel Fine has been harvesting human feelings from a large number of weblogs. Every few minutes, the system searches the world’s newly posted blog entries for occurrences of the phrases “I feel” and “I am feeling”. When it finds such a phrase, it records the full sentence, up to the period, and identifies the “feeling” expressed in that sentence (e.g. sad, happy, depressed, etc.). Because blogs are structured in largely standard ways, the age, gender, and geographical location of the author can often be extracted and saved along with the sentence, as can the local weather conditions at the time the sentence was written. All of this information is saved.”


Have a great weekend