Anger compared to joy, laughter, and awe, in numbers; a pie chart. How can you resist this:
We analyzed the top 10,000 most shared articles across the web, and mapped each one to an emotion, such as joy, sadness, anger, amusement, laughter, etc. Here is how the breakdown of emotions looked like:
This is intriguing on so many different levels. Obviously, the information here is an analysis of social media updates and what qualities generate the most updates. Here’s the source post: Why Content Goes Viral: What Analyzing 100 Million Articles Taught Us on Noah Kagan’s Okdork.com. It’s an excellent choice of topic and the analysis seems valid. But who can resist that it’s also putting human emotions into data, an odd phenomenon that could be iconic for this century.