Food blog: what people loves

Food blog and social media. A new fascinating interactive project.


Do the Americans really eat just hamburgers? Is it true that an Italian feels happy only with a plate of pasta? The answers to these and other questions can be found at FOODMOOD, more then a simply food blog, a fascinating interactive project based on the analysis of information about the connections between – as the website address has it – food and mood. The main source for this vast database is Twitter. Thanks to geolocation and #hastags, it’s possible to capture information in real time about the consumption of food worldwide and the feelings connected to it. You can search using different keywords, for example by emotion or country – you might be amazed but first place in the UK goes to pasta (around 19,000 tweets with 78% reporting happiness or positive feelings) – and discover the latest twists and turns in the eternal struggle between sweet and savoury. But beware: it’s addictive!

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