You know how, on LiveJournal, diarists often post a little icon symbolising their current mood along with each entry? Thanks to Martin I discovered there’s a Moodgrapher that lets you track fluctuations in these emotional templates over ten day periods. Above, you’ll find the “Katrina effect”. The page detailing emotions after the London bombing attacks is even more detailed, showing many more different emotions, as I suppose the Katrina page might too when they’ve done some more work on it.
Me, I noticed that “sad” is currently the most popular emotion on Livejournal. Here’s the ten day graph for sad: