Shaped Word Cloud: Canada

By: Jeff Clark    Date: Wed, 01 Jul 2009

Happy Canada Day ! This is a Shaped Word Cloud created from the text of approximately 168,000 tweets containing the word 'canada'. The tweets were gathered over an 11 month period from July 31, 2008 to June 30, 2009.

Basically, the larger the word the more frequently it appears in the text. Stop words were discarded. I also adjusted the size based on the relative frequency of the word in the canada dataset versus a baseline dataset containing tweets about india and china. A word like 'country' or 'travel' is used approximately the same for canada as for india and china and so will be de-emphasized. Words like 'hockey' , 'canadian', 'snow' and place names within canada will appear bigger. Because of the baseline content the result will not properly reflect any strong associations between canada and india or canada and china. As usual you can click on a word to see the current twitter search results.


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