timeu.se: What Do People Do All Day? [ home | about | examples ]


timeu.se is a fun tool for seeing the temporal rhythms of everyday life.

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Food & Drink

  • Bacon is more popular than sausage.
        ... but they are eaten at the same time.
  • Here's good news for the healthy eaters: Cheerios is more popular than Frosted Flakes.
  • How long does it take to get drunk? About seven hours.
  • Work Life

  • Friday's morning commute isn't so bad, but the afternoon's the worst.
  • Even email takes a little lunch break.
  • And who do all those emails get sent to? These people.
  • And at the end of the day, you can look forward to happy hour.
  • Home & Entertainment

  • If you're a student, the weekend starts early. Homework's for Sunday-Thursday. Friday and Saturday are for fun.
  • When you get to college and have to choose a major, remember: the social sciences don't have evening lab sections.
  • What time is Oprah on? 4:00pm, weekdays.

  • timu.se was created by Scott Golder, a graduate student in the Social Dynamics Lab in the Department of Sociology at Cornell University. On Twitter, he is @redlog.     → Like the website? Read the papers!
        1. S. Golder, M. Macy. Diurnal and Seasonal Mood Vary with Work, Sleep and Daylength Across Diverse Cultures. Science. 9/30/2011.
        2. S. Golder, M. Macy. Digital Footprints: Opportunities and Challenges for Online Social Research. Annual Review of Sociology. Vol. 40.