Twitter Happiness Visualized [Video] — MI always pissed off?

Here is an interesting video depicting how the mood for US tweeps changes across the span of a work day.

The map is morphed to depict the number of tweeps from each state rather than the area in what is called a cartogram. It might that surprising that most people are at their lowest during their midday or midweek or that the west coast is the happiest place in the US while the midwest is the most sour.

What is really surprising is that Michigan is always pissed off! Cheer up Wolverines!

Twitter Mood

Do you think we express enough emotions on Twitter to be considered a good meter for our moods? Let us hear your thoughts in the comment section…

Sociology of Apple Products – Brain-Engaging Retrofuturistic Art

Apple. Sociology. Illustration. Technology. Design. Semiotics. Geekdom.

What the hell do all these things have in common? Well, nothing, really. But French artist/designer/culture-fanatic Stéphane Massa-Bidal somehow managed to shove all these ideas together in some super blender and to actually come up with art. ART.

Beautiful, geeky art. Exactly the kind that we ThoughtPick staff find fascinating.

Before we delve, here is the series “The Sociology of Apple Objects” by French artist Stéphane Massa-Bidal.

Stephen Fry: Impressive Reflections on Social Media [videos]

Social Media has impacted human societies in many different way, some people tend to resist changes that impact society fabrics and others focus on how the new youth generation behaves. Social Media has also been a force for democracy, it empowered people to have their own broadcast channels. Stephe Fry, the famous British author reflects on all of that in this video interview.

Twitter: The Resurgence of Haiku Poetry

Haiku fan or not, there is definitely an eloquent beauty in the concise brevity of an intense and meaningful tweet, actually Buddhist monks might be adding tweeting along side gardening and meditation as paths you can take to achieve zen.

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