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Wikileaks Emotional Diary of September 11th
September 3, 2010 10:00 AM   Subscribe

In an attempt to make sense of the 6.4 million words that comprise the more than 573.000 paged lines in the wikileaks 9/11 pager intercept data, researchers Mitja Back, Albrecht Kuefner, and Boris Egloff from the Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz, have now conducted a statistical analysis of the emotional content of these pages.
posted by Joe Beese (7 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

 
Meant to include a link to the main graph.
posted by Joe Beese at 10:02 AM on September 3, 2010


I know I still can't talk about it. I won't talk about it. And that's all I will say on the subject.
posted by Nanukthedog at 10:27 AM on September 3, 2010


"pager intercept data"?
posted by DU at 10:37 AM on September 3, 2010


None of this is very useful without a control day to compare it to. Look at how many sad words are used before the first plane crash. Both sadness and anxiety may as well be a random walk. And maybe people normally use more angry words during the evening.
posted by East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94 at 10:41 AM on September 3, 2010 [3 favorites]


None of this is very useful without a control day to compare it to.

Good point.

Still, wouldn't you be curious to see data like this for the JFK assassination - even if only in a J.G. Ballard sort of context? I know I would.

This just struck me as something that could literally have never been done before. If not science, at least a noteworthy stunt.
posted by Joe Beese at 11:06 AM on September 3, 2010


"pager intercept data"?

see previously
posted by cortex at 12:02 PM on September 3, 2010 [1 favorite]


Former UN official demands investigation into coalition link to deaths revealed by WikiLeaks.
posted by adamvasco at 1:09 AM on September 26, 2010


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