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Modeling of demographics and trends using online media and word-clouds.

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posted on Aug, 30 2012 @ 11:23 PM

There is serious funding taking place to model demographics and trends of opinion/mental states using the internet. This takes place by mining the internet for the number of link hits taking place for websites/website categories and creating word-clouds (commonly organized by either frequency of use or relationships,) as a graphic supplement for this information. This information is then, most often, codified and condensed into a graph.

##snipped##, or a job
edit on Fri Aug 31 2012 by DontTreadOnMe because: sorry, not allowed

posted on Aug, 30 2012 @ 11:33 PM
Related: Detecting Depression From How (Not What) You Browse

It turns out that very specific patterns of internet use are reliably related to depressive tendencies. For example, peer-to-peer file sharing, heavy emailing and chatting online, and a tendency to quickly switch between multiple websites and other online resources all predict a greater propensity to experience symptoms of depression.

Very soon they will know more about us than we do simply from analyzing our computer use.

Good find SymbolicLogic, I have no job to offer so I give S&F!

edit on 30-8-2012 by Elton because: (no reason given)

posted on Aug, 30 2012 @ 11:38 PM
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TY! Which is why, seeing as they rely on computer use, you should create alternate personas to use! Kinda like cross-dressing. Only it's imaginary.

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