Feeling Local – Sentiment Analysis for Communities

I have the vision for a local website which aggregates all the news feeds from Twitter, Facebook, You Tube, and Flickr in the local area and then runs a quick sentiment analysis on the information to decide if the area is overall happy or sad. Using a weather metaphor we then can show the users if the area is sunny/stormy/rainy depending on the emotions captured. We will then encourage users to add their own images and messages to the page to give them a greater feeling of connection, and empowerment over the feelings in their neighbourhood. We would allow users to share their sentiments and comment on the page using existing social networks and to encourage other local users to participate.