Find out how people around the world are feeling right now
How are people around the world feeling right now? You can find out.
1. Emoji Tracker
Twitter users can use Emoji Tracker to find out how many of emoticons are tweeted every second.
It's a huge screen of changing, flashing numbers. If you have too much time on your hands, this may be interesting for a couple of seconds.
Because so many emoticons are being used around the world, the numbers change very rapidly. So much so that the website comes with an epilepsy warning.
2. Silicon Feelings
Built by Dallas Developer Bradley Griffith, this project plots the most used emojis being tweeted worldwide in real time.
How is this useful? You can see how people across the world are feeling.
You can also see which countries don't use emojis - I'm looking at you, Australia.
3. We Feel
This one's for the scientists and doctors.
This online tool by Australian researchers maps moods around the world in real-time. It handles about 19,000 tweets per minute
It analyses tweets for 600 words that are then linked to emotions such as love, reported Capital Digital Media.
The data will help improve the allocation of mental health services, say researchers.
We think it's just fun to know if they are more happy tweets or sad ones.
Happy's winning by a mile. (16 per cent joy compared to 5 per cent sad)