“The majority of people who weren’t primed by media reports to be angry didn’t care much about Facebook’s actions at all.”
Calendars are generally used for reminding you what day it is, and what your supposed to do during it. It’s unusual to find calendars that also monitor romantic and emotional fulfillment.
“The study, while instructive about how we use Facebook, presents murky new territory, and it could speak to our growing discomfort that large corporations like Google and Facebook have unprecedented troves of our personal data at their disposal.”
This is what the sounds of dominance, excitement, and desire look like. Beyond Verbal is a firm that maps the patterns and frequency of voices expressing various emotions.
What is this technology good for, you ask?
"If, say, Apple’s Siri understood how you were feeling in addition to what you were saying, it could pull up not just a playlist, but rather a playlist that matched your mood. Politicians could use the technology to practice enhancing qualities such as leadership in their voices while giving speeches. People with Asperger’s syndrome, who often have communication difficulties, could use it to understand verbal cues that extend beyond literal words. It could even help air traffic controllers identify when pilots were under stress."
Got an emotion that you can’t quite find the words for? The Emotionary can probably help. It’s a website that invents new words for those moments when you just can’t find the right one.
Help us come up with more words that describe modern emotions. Here, a few you’ve submitted so far:
- Elacceleration: The belief that pushing an elevator button repeatedly will make it come faster.
- Sarcasmus: Sarcastic + charismatic
- Thinkonit: To postpone.
What other modern emotions don’t have words for them?
"I’m 10 and pregnant." "I’m 17 and a virgin." "I’m 85 and tired."
Google auto-complete reveals our deepest fears. Watch.