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  • #1259
    schnee
    Participant

    Since Monday, the top 15 terms found in green lit headlines (from all sections of Fark except Fark Publicity) have been:

    (term, occurrences)
    world 11
    make 11
    campaign 13
    clinton 13
    today 13
    year 14
    years 14
    fark 15
    show 17
    time 19
    man 20
    people 21
    hillary 22
    obama 22
    news 27

    (i.e., the word ‘news’ appeared in 27 headlines)

    The top 10 occurrences of pairs of words(*) are:

    +discussion +super 4
    +prince +harry 4
    +sox +red 5
    +campaign +clinton 5
    +barack +obama 5
    +campaign +obama 5
    +discussion +thread 5
    +fark +news 6
    +clinton +hillary 7
    +hillary +obama 8

    (i.e. ‘hillary’ and ‘obama’ have occurred in 8 green lit headlines)

    All data is collected after a pretty common set of “useless” words have been removed. These useless words include things like common pronouns, “the”, “to”, “too”, &c.

    (*) that is not exactly true – it is the top 10 pairs of the top 500 words…

    #15427
    UnstoppableDrew
    Participant

    So my guaranteed-to-get-greenlit headline should read something like “In today’s news, Hillary Clinton’s campaign said the would show people of the world how to fark the man this year. Obama responded: ‘Make your time.'”

    #15428
    Elsinore
    Keymaster

    LOL nice

    #15429
    schnee
    Participant

    That would have worked two weeks ago, UnstoppableDrew. But last week, you’d need to figure out how to work Eliot Spitzer, Britney Spears and High School into it.

    20080309000000 to 20080315235959
    Number of Headlines 1200
    7
    7
    7
    9
    9
    9
    10
    10
    11
    14

    And this week, well, Bear Sterns, interest rates and Obama’s pastor figure prominently.

    20080316000000 to 20080322235959
    Number of Headlines 466
    3
    4
    4
    4
    4
    5
    5
    6
    6
    6

    (edit: and the BBCode/HTML interpreter totally horked that up. forget it. y’all will have to wait for scheeworld.com/zeitgeister)

    #15430
    schnee
    Participant

    OK, instead of working on the FSM, I’ve been working on Sitegeister, which is the cause of the FSM outage last week. Lots of work left to do, lots of sites left to “geist”. How fun.

    #15431
    Elsinore
    Keymaster

    That is so cool, schnee, and the name rocks.

    #15432
    schnee
    Participant

    Slight update to Sitegeister. Check it out if you want to, and if you could suggest some sites to geist, that would be swell (you’ll want to read the FAQ).

    I’ll probably stop spamming farktography now.

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