The Digg Election Story Analyzer is an interactive tool that shows the trends in word usage over time and word associations for stories that reached popular status in the Digg US Elections 2008 topic. The tool loads the latest 500 popular stories and analyzes the text found in the story titles and descriptions. An 'attention timeline' and tag clouds of related words are then displayed.
The application may take 10-15 seconds to load the first time you use it. You may also need to click on it once to activate it depending on your browser/operating system combination.
This application requires java to run and was constructed using Processing. The folks at Digg have provided an excellent api that made it quite simple to extract the data. I'm not affiliated with Digg in any way. As always, feedback is welcome !
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