We Feel Fine: An Almanac of Human Emotion culls personal revelations from the blogosphere and classifies them to map our collective conscience.
Wefeelfine.org was originally conceived as a web program that isolated online entries of the phrases “I feel” and “I am feeling” — typically clocking in 10,000 such admissions daily. Authors Sep Kamvar and Jonathan Harris selected some 10 million feelings from their database and filed them by demographic for the book.
Matching the entries with images, author profiles, locations, and weather conditions, the resulting tome is a fascinating breakdown of human perceptions — a sociological topography of the digital age.
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Blog entries about feelings by women (above) and men (below). Sample excerpt: “I feel like meat sauce.”
Levels of happiness broken down by age and gender.
Top 130 feelings cataloged from 2006-2009, broken down into eight main categories of emotion (below).