Home > ResourceBlog > Article

« All ResourceBlog Articles

 

Bookmark and Share   Feed

Tuesday, 9th June 2009

Oxford University Press Dictionary Team Monitors Twitterer’s Tweets

From the Blog Post:

OUP lexicographers have been monitoring more than 1.5 million random tweets Since January 2009 and have noticed any number of interesting facts about the impact of Twitter on language usage. For example the 500 words most frequently used words on Twitter are significantly different from the top 500 words in general English text. At the very top, there are many of the usual suspects: “the”, “to”, “as”, “and”, “in”… though “I” is right up at number 2, whereas for general text it is only at number 10. No doubt this reflects on the intrinsically solipsistic nature of Twitter. The most common word is “the”, which is the same in general English.

Since January OUP’s dictionary team has sorted through many random tweets. Here are the basic numbers:
Total tweets = 1,496,981
Total sentences = 2,098,630
Total words = 22,431,033
Average words per tweet = 14.98
Average sentences per tweet = 1.40
Average words per sentence in Twitter= 10.69
Average words per sentence in general usage = 22.09

More Observations in the full blog post.

Source: Oxford University Press
Hat Tip: R.T.


Category:

Views: 4094




« All ResourceBlog Articles

 

FreePint

FreePint supports the value of information in the enterprise. Read more »


FeedLatest FreePint Content:


  • Click to view the article Big Data Comes to the Rescue!
    Friday, 1st August 2014

    James Mullan recently about how you can avoid information disasters using effective information management techniques and by ensuring you have the appropriate governance in place. If the worst does happen and you're faced with an information disaster there are many ways in which information can help. This now includes using "big data" to help ferry wounded soldiers from battlefields, save babies lives, fight fires and combat crime.

  • Click to view the article Q&A with RDC - Making the Impossible Possible
    Friday, 1st August 2014

    Andrew Lucas interviews Tom Obermaier, CEO of Regulatory Data Corp, looking at some of the key themes in compliance and Know Your Customer (KYC). Tom talks about the possible emergence of a compliance data utility serving all the financial institutions and public companies. The interview also discusses the drivers that are helping the RDC business to expand with a recent new European launch.

  • Click to view the article Product Review of Innography (Introduction; Contact Details)
    Thursday, 31st July 2014

    Cathy Chiba introduces Innography and some of its key intellectual property products: Advanced Analysis, Innography Explorer and PatentScout. Innography’s software combines patent data with key business, scientific, and technical information to enable rapid insights for decision-making.

  • ... more ...

All FreePint Content »
FreePint Topics »


A FreePint Subscription delivers articles and reports that support your organisation's information practice, content and strategy.

Find out more and order a FreePint Subscription by visiting the
completing our online form: Subscription Order page.


FreePint Testimonials

"FreePint is timely and responsive to topical issues. The service offers a really good catch-all for news and pointers on sources that you would ..."

Read more testimonials and supply yours »






 

 
 
 

Register

Register to receive the free ResourceShelf Newsletter, featuring highlighted posts.

Find out more »

Article Categories

All Article Categories »

Archive

All Archives »