Cool gadget, cool site

On the new gadget front I am just about to get a Nokia N80 phone as my contract is up with T-Mobile, after being with T-Mobile for over 7 years I'm about to jump ship over to Orange instead, they had a really good deal on offer coupled with having the Nokia N80 so that sold it to me.

What's cool about the N80? Well, it's got (amongst other things!):

Pictue of Nokia N80 phone

So, it's pretty cool!  : )

I came across a cool site called 'We Feel Fine' which is an interesting idea, it's more of an artwork than an application, on the site they say:

At the core of We Feel Fine is a data collection engine that automatically scours the Internet every ten minutes, harvesting human feelings from a large number of blogs. Blog data comes from a variety of online sources, including LiveJournal, MSN Spaces, MySpace, Blogger, Flickr, Technorati, Feedster, Ice Rocket, and Google.

We Feel Fine scans blog posts for occurences of the phrases "I feel" and "I am feeling". This is an approach that was inspired by techniques used in Listening Post, a wonderful project by Ben Rubin and Mark Hansen.

Once a sentence containing "I feel" or "I am feeling" is found, the system looks backward to the beginning of the sentence, and forward to the end of the sentence, and then saves the full sentence in a database.

Once saved, the sentence is scanned to see if it includes one of about 5,000 pre-identified "feelings". This list of valid feelings was constructed by hand, but basically consists of adjectives and some adverbs.

It's pretty cool, go check it out, www.wefeelfine.org/

~Rick


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Originally published on 2006-06-27 14:56:38 by Rick Curran

Last edited on 2006-06-27 15:28:19 by Rick Curran

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Left by Mum on 2006-07-03 00:53:16 #

Very sneaky!!!! but brilliant. Thank you very much. Poor Frankie :( :( :( . He did very well for a long time, no skip please.

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