Monday, 21 October 2013

What Do You Talk About?

What do we talk about on Facebook?

This project fascinated me. A large group of participants gave Penn University access to their Facebook to document what they were talking about.

There are lots of words to try and it can be used for any topic or subject area. However I decided to test it with some words connected to RE.

Interestingly Jesus is spoken about by young children, he then takes a dip, before climbing again with age. Charity slowly grows, while God and Faith climb steeply in late teens and into early 20's.

What does this tell us? Not a huge amount. It's good to know that as we get older we continue to talk about Hope. Unless it's always prefixed with NO and the data didn't pick this up!

Try some words of your own, what do you find out?

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