A vast majority of Tweets are trash. Complete and total trash.
- “oh noes i fell and hurt my hand”
- ” i love mac n cheese”
- “Blah Corp would like to announce a new version version 3.14 of Barglware!”
- “Go to http://ghsjklfdgh for a free iPad2”
What can we do to change this?
I decided to try something simple: lets see what words are used in the same tweets. Lets search Twitter for a given term, count each word, and display a graph based on how common each word is. Wishbone does this (try it out here).
We can get some interesting results. Searching for Boulder, CO (where I currently am), I can see that chatter about a fatal accident involving a pedestrian (the upper left). I can see something about about free yoga classes.
Useful? Don’t know. Closer to useful? I hope so.
Or a least a prettier landfill…