By: Jeff Clark
Date: Wed, 17 Dec 2008
Venn Diagram’s can be used to illustrate the amount of overlap between various sets of items. In the projects section of Neoformix I have just published an application I call Twitter Venn. It supports investigation into the relationship between how words are used within the messages of all the people using Twitter.
Basically, you type in either two or three terms separated by commas, click ‘Search’, and get something like this:
In this example, the large circle on the left contains a great many small red circles which represent messages (tweets) that contain the word ‘chocolate’ but do not contain ‘milk’. The large circle on the right has blue circles representing messages that contain ‘milk’ but not ‘chocolate’. The intersecting area has purple circles indicating how many tweets contain both terms used together. The number of smaller circles is meant to show how frequently those words or combinations of words are used by people within Twitter. The bottom right area has a small table showing an estimate of the number of tweets/day for the various combinations.