In Brief

Project Goodcry explores how the digital space can communicate more complex emotions.

Dee Kim and Bistin Chen created Project Goodcry as an experiment intended to make crying a collective experience. This is the first installment in their extensive study exploring the role of crying in a networked culture. Google Chrome users can now install the “I cried button” on YouTube. Click it when you shed some tears or after you’ve finished material that moved you; instead of rating the video with a series of stars, your emotions are gauged by tear drops. Functioning similarly to Facebook’s ‘Like’ button, this new plug-in is an alternative to YouTube’s pre-existing thumbs up or thumbs down feature.

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