Top 100 News Words
Via J.D. Lasica’s New Media Musings, Steve Rubel’s Micro Persuasion and David Krane’s kraneland… we are ten-by-tenned at 10×10, a unique new way of pictorially presenting the top 100 news stories – hourly – ranked by a linguistic analysis of the top 100 words used by selected news media in their RSS feeds. As written at 10×10:
Every hour, 10×10 scans the RSS feeds of several leading international news sources, and performs an elaborate process of weighted linguistic analysis on the text contained in their top news stories. After this process, conclusions are automatically drawn about the hour’s most important words. The top 100 words are chosen, along with 100 corresponding images, culled from the source news stories. At the end of each day, month, and year, 10×10 looks back through its archives to conclude the top 100 words for the given time period. In this way, a constantly evolving record of our world is formed, based on prominent world events, without any human input.
The 10×10 scrollbar looks like a world champion.