Get feedback. Without that pesky feedback.

Respond to how you feel about a blog entry, instantly.
Learn how your visitors really feel about your blog entries.
Feature popular content that engages your blog readers.

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What's MoodThingy?

MoodThingy is a widget that any blogger can use to track the emotional feedback of an individual blog post or article.

Have a lot of lurkers or trolls? Use MoodThingy. Wanna quickly gauge how your audience feels about a particular post? Use MoodThingy.

Who's Using MoodThingy?

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The Features

MoodThingy currently operates on the WordPress platform, though support for more platforms is in progress.

MoodThingy Widget

Better than a "like" or "dislike," this handy widget is a simple way to express how an article makes them feel; we've found it encouraging feedback from lurkers and reducing flame bait from trolls too.

It's easy to embed and customizable with CSS.

MoodThingy Admin

See which articles excite, amuse, or bore your readers. Sort the content by mood and number of votes in the past day, week, or month. Use this data to learn about the mood of your audience, decide which stories to chase, or as an internal leaderboard to encourage your writers.

MoodThingy for Featured Content

Feature the most exciting, heartbreaking, or mind-blowing articles on your site. Mood-based ratings are a better indicator of interest than number of comments or pageviews, making this widget a good compliment or replacement to typical "Most Popular" modules. Articles can also be filtered for just the most recent, or of all time.

The Team

Ernie Hsiung
Mike Lee
Ernie Hsiung

Ernie Hsiung is Principal of LYD Labs, a small business focused on front-end development for community based websites. Previously, he was a Developer Evangelist at internet start-up Ning, as well a front-end engineer for Yahoo! and its product development incubator, Yahoo! Brickhouse. Along with his development work, Ernie is a well-known blogger: He's the founder and Editor-in-Chief of, a community blog for Asian Americans and for over ten years blogged about his personal life on his award-winning weblog Little, Yellow, Different. Ernie holds a B.S. in Computer Science Engineering from University of California Davis.

Mike Lee

Mike Lee is a former software engineer turned startup entrepreneur. With a background in web and mobile technologies, Mike cofounded WebMocha, a technology services agency with clients such as Google, Yahoo!, MySpace, ideeli, MOG, etc. Most recently, he was the Director of Mobile Products at TripIt. Prior to that, he held senior product management and technical management roles at Yahoo!. He also serves on the Board of Advisors for several technology startups. Mike holds a B.S. in marketing and a B.A. in graphic communications management & technology from New York University.