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: 3695




« All ResourceBlog Articles

 

FreePint

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


FeedLatest FreePint Content:


  • Click to view the article Product Review of RelSci: Introduction and Contact Details
    Thursday, 17th April 2014

    Michael Levy introduces Relationship Science (RelSci) in the first part of his review of this business intelligence database which mixes "who you know" with who the "movers and shakers" know. Over 3 million executives and 1 million organisations are included in this resource aimed at investors, wealth managers, fund raisers and consultants.

  • Click to view the article Old Skills in a New Context: Brandwatch Social Media Analysis Software
    Wednesday, 16th April 2014

    Brandwatch is a fast-growing, UK-based company which provides a highly sophisticated social media monitoring and analysis tool. Chris Porter looks at how this new-generation software solution makes use of some very familiar information skills.

  • Click to view the article Product Review of Infotrieve's Mobile Library: Sources, Content and Coverage
    Wednesday, 16th April 2014

    The second part of Sophie Alexander's review of Infotrieve's Mobile Library looks at the wealth of scientific, technical and medical (STM) content available in it for both subscribed content and document delivery.

  • ... 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

"The CoP provides a great opportunity to talk, listen and share ideas. It is beneficial to get input from peers. You do pick up feedback from ..."

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 »