Looking at people through their words

 
Clay Shirky’s Writings About the Internet (http://www.shirky.com/)
 
Prepared on: Tue May 23 22:32:07 EDT 2006
Use stemmer: TRUE
Phrase arity: 2
Unique words: 37,309
Summary of subjects
Recent: 19 articles; 266,403 chars; 20,212 unique words
Napster and Peer-to-Peer: 21 articles; 84,213 chars; 6,042 unique words
WAP and the Wireless Internet: 5 articles; 1,105 chars; 20 unique words
Globalization and The Internet: 10 articles; 16,829 chars; 1,134 unique words
Network Economics: 15 articles; 88,911 chars; 7,011 unique words
Media and Community: 21 articles; 56,413 chars; 4,267 unique words
Open Source and Software Design: 13 articles; 48,806 chars; 3,838 unique words
Interviews: 5 articles; 51,063 chars; 4,054 unique words
Vocabulary shared between all subjects
|only use100 |will only98 |article will98 |will store98 |used any85 |address will85 |recipient email85 |transfer article85 |email address85 |any purpose85 |name optional85 |note name85 |optional note85 |name recipient85 |stored used85 |used transfer85 |message optional84 |optional name84 |add message84 |add84 |part because78 |real world78 |many people70 |point view69 |last year69 |number people68 |next year68 |does matter67 |web site63 |mailing list63 |people will63 |any given63 |small group62 |thing happen62 |will always62 |every time62 |phone use62 |number us62 |operating system61 |anyone can61 |real time61 |good enough61 |time think61 |though several61 |internet access61 |anyone wants61 |media outlet58 |transaction cost58 |cell phone57 |hard drive57 |web server57 |world population57 |micropayment system57 |web page57 |users will57 |answer question57 |years ago57 |people use57 |much better57 |http www56 |users want56 |physical object56 |moore law56 |people work56
Vocabulary specific to each subject
RecentNapster and Peer-to-PeerWAP and the Wireless InternetGlobalization and The InternetNetwork EconomicsMedia and CommunityOpen Source and Software DesignInterviews
|semantic web100 |social software92 |power law71 |web school60 |phone call49 |law distribution43 |conference call39 |batch processing37 |primary key37 |telephone company37 |free content37 |core group34 |mailing list31 |weblog world27 |land lines27 |teachers run26 |situated software23 |large long-lived23 |good standing22 |different kind20 |software support20 |reputation system20 |distributed batch20 |inbound link20 |defend themselves20 |fax machine20 |small number18 |open source18 |chat room18 |cell phone18 |third party17 |worst enemy17|primary key100 |xml com89 |p2p system86 |popular power78 |distributed computer73 |pareto optimal70 |areilly network61 |file sharers56 |mojo nation54 |disk space54 |openp2p com50 |appearing areilly44 |network property44 |php python44 |bsd mysql44 |sponsored contact44 |servlets com44 |linuxdevcenter com44 |site email44 |com mozilla44 |media emerging44 |windowsdevcenter com44 |affiliate sites44 |sites linuxquestions44 |login register44 |inc rights44 |sites codezoo44 |python security44 |com servlets44 |books sites44 |2000-2006 areilly44 |register books44|add100 |message optional100 |optional name100 |add message100 |recipient email100 |transfer article100 |email address100 |any purpose100 |name optional100 |note name100 |optional note100 |name recipient100 |stored used100 |used transfer100 |used any100 |address will100 |will only<1 |article will<1 |will store<1 |only use<1 |user mefi<1 |taking action<1 |space shared<1 |solely self-interest<1 |something monopoly<1 |names need<1 |systems excel<1 |movement mid-nineties<1 |absurd absolutes<1 |use design<1 |charges any<1 |starting true<1|land lines100 |phone call92 |half world62 |world phone62 |digital divide46 |growth rate46 |developing world38 |cell phone31 |telephone penetration31 |itu int31 |www itu31 |annual growth31 |per capita31 |world population25 |telecom growth23 |cellular subscribers23 |number land23 |itu-d ict23 |ict statistics23 |paragraph beginning23 |telecommunications infrastructure23 |int itu-d23 |developed world23 |last decade23 |answer question18 |toronto sun15 |wireless penetration15 |kofi annan15 |thousand almost15 |capita gdp15 |telephony makes15 |people world15|phone call100 |telephone company90 |free content90 |user fees72 |land lines65 |tv network54 |greeting card49 |fax machine48 |classified ad42 |phone company40 |half world40 |world phone40 |profit margin36 |mental transaction35 |pay content35 |attention income30 |digital divide30 |growth rate30 |fame vs30 |vs fortune30 |transaction cost28 |give away28 |chat room25 |last decade25 |developing world25 |direct user24 |free computer24 |digital content24 |content will24 |hundred dollar24 |traditional publishing24 |creative people24|social software100 |group size57 |personal computer57 |any computer51 |paradigm shift50 |memorable names50 |social computing50 |mailing list47 |network use43 |domain name43 |globally unique43 |center edge40 |mass media40 |hush puppy40 |connections group40 |size grows40 |large group36 |claims people30 |asymmetry disconnection30 |community members30 |memorable global30 |together communication30 |student body30 |global namespace30 |potential connections30 |interconnected community30 |figure why30 |relationship its30 |students using30 |internet good30 |fashion designers30 |legal issues30|3-d space100 |site design75 |good tool64 |web site59 |individual computer54 |market share50 |chip speed50 |evolvable systems50 |without requiring43 |web design43 |interactive tv43 |space problem37 |source code37 |causes effects37 |early web37 |weak integration37 |interface browser37 |any vrml37 |centrally designed37 |strong well-designed37 |3-d shared37 |browser engineers37 |designers engineers37 |moore law36 |web page36 |online services32 |linux vs32 |shared space32 |network traffic32 |web its32 |everything else32 |gopher wais32|media outlet100 |good design69 |recording industry67 |speed limit67 |material culture67 |music industry58 |cable channels54 |higher standards54 |lowering barriers54 |digital data46 |mobile phone46 |interactive tv46 |ability communicate40 |group trust40 |va linux40 |news outlets40 |enhance ability40 |interactive television40 |segment drives40 |job properly40 |drudge report40 |designers job40 |collapse content40 |ethical standards40 |media editor40 |isolate us40 |journalistic standards40 |really want35 |can think35 |people real35 |communicate another35 |page view35
Subject resources used for this analysis
RecentNapster and Peer-to-PeerWAP and the Wireless InternetGlobalization and The InternetNetwork EconomicsMedia and CommunityOpen Source and Software DesignInterviews