Text Analysis (Sebastian Meier)
With Text Analysis, Meier created an experimental interface for analyzing news texts which he collected from CNN, New York Post, MSNBC, Guardian, New York Times and BBC for about a week. The data was then analysed and visualized in an Java/Processing Interface. See for yourself:
Even in this relatively experimental state we can see some interesting conculsions for example in national and international differences. The interest for example in ‘climate-change’ or better the appearance of the word ‘climate-change’ is a lot higher in uk-news sites than us-news sites. The same conclusions in matter of national interests, like the word ‘Barack Obama’, which shows up a lot more often on us-news sites than on uk-news sites.