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Mapping the U.S. Popular Blogosphere

One thing that we can use quantitative text analysis for is to get a sense for the overall landscape of a set of blogs. The following map of popular blogs in the U.S. (the top 1000 blogs according to Bloglines) … Continue reading

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Weekly Update: Week of April 25, 2011

This week, we saw a big shift in coverage in the mainstream media from the Easter holiday and the NBA and NHL playoffs last week to the beatification of Pope John Paul, Donald Trump, and the Sony Playstation network attack:

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Overview of Media Cloud Methods

The following is an overview of the methods that Media Cloud uses to collect, download, and analyze the media ecosystem. Media Cloud collects stories from 30,000 feeds belonging to 17,000 media sources from a combination of mainstream and new media … Continue reading

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