More Topic Flowers

By: Jeff Clark    Date: Sat, 14 Oct 2006

I have created a few more example Topic Flowers for some popular weblogs. I used the weblog text from each site as of Oct 14th. The colour legend and rules for interpretation are shown at the end of this post.

ScobleizerDrawn! The Illustration and Cartooning Blog
lifehackerThe Huffington Post
Daily Kosblog maverick
Science BlogBoing Boing

Rules for interpretation:

  1. The same text will always generate the same flower.
  2. More text will generate more layers of petals.
  3. The primary topic will be shown using the associated colour on the outermost two layers of petals.
  4. If there is a secondary topic it will be shown on the third layer of petals. This pattern repeats, two layers using the primary, then one with the secondary.
  5. If there exists a tertiary topic its' colour is used to accent the edges of some of the primary coloured petals.
  6. The number of little 'hairs' on the flower is indicative of the number of personal pronouns used in the text.
  7. Rounder petal shapes are suggestive of emotionally positive terms (love, yes, peace) , and more elongated terms indicate negative terms (death, murder, idiot).


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