GorT loves him some math and statistics. So I felt it was time to run the numbers on our corner of the internet here. The numbers are based on a snapshot of the blog from a few days ago. I ran about 6,200 posts with over 1.3M words through a number of Map-Reduce analytics on a Hadoop cluster*. The posts start on August 22, 1970 (really – go look) and run through August 16th.
The Czar is the most prolific author of the group. Another reason why ‘Puter loves his grenade fishing – as the Czar has been slack in piking heads of the curious near the castle.
The analytics show that we’re a bunch of self-absorbed narcissists…is that redundant? In posts, each of us tend to refer to “I” or our nom de guerre frequently (as will become apparent below). As I pulled and analyzed the posts, I sought a means to visualize the results as data for data sake has little value to the lay person. Tag Clouds or Word Clouds are popular on teh internets these days and Wordle allows one to create them for one’s own data. I pulled the top 100 words and their frequencies for each Gormogon and created word clouds below (the styling was randomly generated by the site and only changed where the words were unreadable). I did remove common words, including pronouns, conjunctions, determinates, etc. I didn’t combine terms so you’ll see plural and single forms of the same word in some of the graphics below. Enjoy and feel free to comment via our Twitter feed or email. I’m continuing to analyze the data – click to embiggen each graphics below.
Hmm, maybe he’s trying to tell us something with the prominent “President Czar”…?
The œcumenical Volgi
Fairly international in content….how apropos.
Yeah, no doubt there.
Technology is in there…really.
Plenty o’ medical, patient and doctory-speak there.
It is all about ‘Puter and ‘Puter’s stuff but EJ Dionne, Unions, and Ms. Dowd make appearances.
I’m continuing to run the analysis on the castle’s supercomputer cluster – although the Mandarin is asking for some cycles for some sort of satellite plotting program regarding some vehicle on some red planet.
* – seriously, this data was processed by these techniques. By distributing the data and the job, it takes seconds to analyze the corpus of our blog.
GorT is an eight-foot-tall robot from the 51ˢᵗ Century who routinely time-travels to steal expensive technology from the future and return it to the past for retroinvention. The profits from this pay all the Gormogons’ bills, including subsidizing this website. Some of the products he has introduced from the future include oven mitts, the Guinness widget, Oxy-Clean, and Dr. Pepper. Due to his immense cybernetic brain, GorT is able to produce a post in 0.023 seconds and research it in even less time. Only ’Puter spends less time on research. GorT speaks entirely in zeros and ones, but occasionally throws in a ڭ to annoy the Volgi. He is a massive proponent of science, technology, and energy development, and enjoys nothing more than taking the Czar’s more interesting scientific theories, going into the past, publishing them as his own, and then returning to take credit for them. He is the only Gormogon who is capable of doing math. Possessed of incredible strength, he understands the awesome responsibility that follows and only uses it to hurt people.