How are we all feeling today?

You can now courtesy of Twitters recent acquisition GNIP ( a major provider of social data) Amazon Web Services (AWS) plus a couple of Aussie institutions actually find out at We Feel.

The Australian Institutions are CSIRO  (Australias national science agency)  and the Black Dog Institute (Global pioneers in the management and treatment of mood disorders).

Currently monitoring all worldwide English language tweets in real time they are analysed geographically:

  • Africa
  • Asia
  • Europe
  • North America
  • Oceania
  • South America

By emotions (with appropriate colour coding):

  • Anger
  • Fear
  • Joy
  • Love
  • Sadness
  • Surprise
  • Other

You can also analyse by date starting in April this year (although their calendar goes back to before twitter started in 2006!)

They also say “We Feel provides a table builder and a REST API that researchers and developers can access. We hope you try these out, and find new exciting ways to explore and mash-up the data”.

Fascinating!

Sources: Gigaom and We Feel

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