a script for extracting Google Ngram data

What is The Google Ngram Viewer is a database browser used to chart the relative frequency of words or phrases. The data source is the Google Books database (sort of) and the graphic engine is Google Charts. It’s cool. It’s pretty. It’s hard to use for academic work because […]

Catastrophic Frequencies

A longitudinal study of keyword frequencies in Section A of the New York Times between 2001 and 2008 supported the hypothesized typologies of catastrophic myths. Patterns of occurrence are consistent between natural and man-made disasters, and suggest a relationship between U.S. political elections and modern myth-creation that is worthy of further investigation.

Who’s Behind That Nutty “Nonprofit”?

THIS DIARY CONTAINS ONE LINK YOU REALLY SHOULD BOOKMARK GuideStarIn a diary, titled Request For Information, user Jonathan wondered who was behind the Fairness Foundation. In a comment, Just call me Mr. FOIA, I posted my findings: It’s a front for washington healthcare and education privitizers, including one congressman, one […]