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Cross-spherical content comparison

Team Members

Anne, Nadia, Theresa, Carolin, Elisheva, Sanjay

Research Question

1a. How is an issue being discussed across the different spheres/platforms Google web, Google news and Google blogs ?

1b. Which sources are prominent/marginal?

2a. How is an issue being taken up in the commentspace of Google web, Google news, Google blogs?

2b. How are the sites being taken up by social media platforms in terms of X of likes, shares, tweets, diggs and inlinks?

Steps in Method

Method 1: Creating Tagclouds for Web, New and Blogosphere
  1. Query Fukushima ~nuclear
  2. Take top 25 URLs from Google Web, Google Blogs, Google News
  3. Copy paste content from URLs
  4. Cloud content (exclude following terms from tag cloud: Fukushima, Nuclear, edit, and update)
Method 2: Comparing the spheres
  1. Get all keywords and their frequency by pasting the raw text into
  2. Paste the results into and them import them into Excell.
  3. Triangulate Google Web Text, Google News Text, Google Blog Text.
  4. Compare lists for the text and comment space of each sphere.


Google Web


Google Web Comments


Google Blogs


Google Blogs Comments


Google News


Google News Comments






This project is part of the DmiSummer2011Projects
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
Google_Web_Comments_excl.jpgjpg Google_Web_Comments_excl.jpg manage 636 K 01 Jul 2011 - 10:02 AnneHelmond  
News_Comments.jpgjpg News_Comments.jpg manage 227 K 01 Jul 2011 - 10:02 AnneHelmond  
Top_Bubble.pngpng Top_Bubble.png manage 115 K 01 Jul 2011 - 14:42 CarolinGerlitz  
blog_comments_v2.jpgjpg blog_comments_v2.jpg manage 160 K 01 Jul 2011 - 10:02 AnneHelmond  
fukushima_blogs.jpgjpg fukushima_blogs.jpg manage 264 K 30 Jun 2011 - 15:39 AnneHelmond  
google_news_fukushima_cloud.jpgjpg google_news_fukushima_cloud.jpg manage 273 K 30 Jun 2011 - 17:16 AnneHelmond  
tagcedo_google_web_result.jpgjpg tagcedo_google_web_result.jpg manage 262 K 30 Jun 2011 - 15:36 AnneHelmond  
total.pngpng total.png manage 60 K 01 Jul 2011 - 14:39 AnneHelmond  
Topic revision: r10 - 01 Jul 2011, CarolinGerlitz
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