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We feel fine

In trends on December 6, 2008 at 7:35 am


I’ve sat around this morning playing with, pondering, thinking about wefeelfine, an interesting new web site. What makes it so special? Well…nothing…and everything of course.

Like much of the web, I’m sure there is some usefullness embedded in there somewhere. Like an international geopolitical minute by minute poll of our collective feelings. Perhaps at some point one could track future births by backtracking to the feelings of amorousness on a given day nine months prior. Or they could redirect counseling call centers to accept more distressed calls from New Mexico because they are feeling down.

In the meanwhile, it serves a a personal broadcasting and twitter like forum except they are just random comments, from random people about their feelings, all culled from the Internet rather than posted. By taking the comments out of context it feels like a poetic synapse firing away in the dark.

I feel…like it’s pretty cool.

  1. Ben,

    Loving your work.
    Also check out: twistori.com
    Also, the guy who did wefeelfine, Jonathan Harris, has also done some similar offline installments: iwantyoutowantme.org.

    Kind of hooks into the modern lean-back viewing of just watching people’s ‘speak’.
    That’s it.

    s

  2. you’re completely right. I especially like these…http://iwantyoutowantme.org/highlights.html

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