h a l f b a k e r y
What's a nice idea like yours doing in a place like this?
add, search, annotate, link, view, overview, recent, by name, random
news, help, about, links, report a problem
or get an account
As Friday evening approaches, and hence, alcohol or
whatever your poison is, the nature of online intercourse of
course alters in a characteristic direction.
Google has done well in the past with tracking the onset of
flu, elections, killer bees and other threats to well being. It
be too difficult for someone to put together an
algorithm for alcohol, indicating graphically a kind of wave,
a bit like those sunlight / darkness graphic indications.
This could be done by monitoring twitter, other forms of
social networking, and forum posts. As the weekend
progresses, many forum posts will descend into arguments. As
that progresses, many posters will get into their huff and
leave. Account deletion waves may be detectable. An apology
wave may indicate the onset of the trailing edge of the
Forums may wish to make use of this metric, somehow, to
dynamically modulate some aspect of their feature set.
||However, I stand by the motto that alcohol is not just
for Friday nights.
||The muslim sabbath, I believe, is Friday - so
presumably there would be large parts of the world
where this wave peaked on Thursday nights.
||cursing, poor spelling/grammar, alcohol related words and synonyms, buying stupid shit off eBay, et cetera.
||Mapping out Android phones that are located in drinking establishments.