Saturday, December 3, 2016

14-year Cycle for Words?

Now this article is very interesting. Basically, some scientists used Google's Ngram to study word frequency and found out that words usage increases and decreases in about 14 year cycles. There's more study to be done, of course, before you can say with certainty that this occurs, but I'm fascinated by these types of large-scale studies that have only become possible very recently. Meta-data and the effect it'll have on us going forward is a new frontier, and I suspect that some of the things we'll start to see will give us some good insight on how we unconsciously design our systems.

Cool stuff!

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