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December 04, 2006


moodjam screenshot

Let's say Socrates was right, and that "the unexamined life is not worth living". In that case, why not get busy and start keeping track of the ups and downs of your life? Sure, you could keep a diary, but that's just so...verbal. What if you're a visual person? The Human Computer Interaction Institute at Carnegie Mellon University to the rescue!

They've created Moodjam, a web application that lets you record your current mood by assigning one or more colors to your mood(*). As you mark your moods over the ongoing weeks and months, you end up with a complex patchwork of colors chronicling your ever-changing moods.

For extra fun, why not create a Moodjam account for your department at work, and have all of your co-workers use it, thereby building up an anonymous profile of the depression and angst at your personal little cubicle farm hell.

(*)You can assign keywords and colors to your moods too, if you want. But really, it's all about the colors.

Posted by Chris Spurgeon at December 4, 2006 04:36 PM


LOVE this link. Thanks!

Posted by: MediaHo at December 6, 2006 08:41 PM

The Moodjam server seems to be down the past few days. Any idea why or when it might be back up?

Posted by: Robin at January 17, 2007 02:45 PM