WTFlevel measures humanity’s discontent in real-time by tracking profane tweets

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Twitter is a gushing spigot of fleeting human experiences, ranging from angst over pumpkin spice latte outages, to life in modern warfare, to the wondrous aphorisms of an equine sage — and there’s plenty of profanity amid all the sound and fury. Thankfully, web developer Colin Mitchell has created “WTFlevel:” a simple website that tracks and graphs the amount of swearing on Twitter in real-time. Mitchell says it’s “mostly a humorous attempt to get an idea of how aggravated the planet is at any moment,” and the system uses a color-coded threat level system ranging from “mostly polite” to “oh &@#?@&!” to convey the level of profanity being spoken on Twitter at any given time. The list of swear words is secret, but all of the usual seven…

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