November 15, 2012 6:35 AM   Subscribe

WTFlevel.com: Real-time updates on twitter swearing.
posted by ennui.bz (14 comments total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
I really like the "top words" thing. I wonder what "tomyfutureson" was all about.

I expected to see a more constant level of swearing through the day. It's not like there aren't reasons to swear in the morning or something.

You realize that they have other swear words in other time zones, right?
posted by DU at 6:40 AM on November 15, 2012 [1 favorite]

Huh, that's weird. The swearing level is highest in the hours I'm awake.
posted by mazola at 6:41 AM on November 15, 2012

Am I alone in being sad this isn't a link to a bunch of tweets saying "By the Wounds of Christ!" and "On my Sainted Mother's Grave!"?
posted by GenjiandProust at 6:44 AM on November 15, 2012 [5 favorites]

So this is for one time zone, and as far as I can see it doesn't even mention which one? Seems rather insular.
posted by Decani at 6:47 AM on November 15, 2012

I wonder what "tomyfutureson" was all about.

Tomy Futureson's new album just came out, and he's a social media darling.
posted by griphus at 6:48 AM on November 15, 2012

just admit that the purpose of this post is really fun with tags.
posted by elizardbits at 6:48 AM on November 15, 2012 [1 favorite]

@Tybalt Good king of cats, nothing but one of your nine
lives; that I mean to make bold withal, and as you
shall use me hereafter!

@Mercutio Lol
posted by Just this guy, y'know at 6:48 AM on November 15, 2012 [2 favorites]

Highest rate recently:

3am Nov 7th -- 9am Nov 7th 9.72%

Wake up, Obama's president, time to go to 10th grade, do some curses.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 6:59 AM on November 15, 2012 [3 favorites]

Huh. My installation of opera seems to consistently hang on that page.
posted by HFSH at 7:21 AM on November 15, 2012

Folks leaving some muddy social media tracks on Twitter and Facebook: http://hellothereracists.tumblr.com/
posted by specialk420 at 4:08 PM on November 15, 2012

from the 2nd link:
But I find it really interesting that there's an evening peak in the data. Since we're measuring the rate here, and not the totals, I expected swearing to be at least somewhat constant -- it didn't seem like there would be a reason for there to be fewer sweary tweets in the morning as opposed to the evening. I need to do a little digging into the data to see if I can figure out if there's anything obvious that can explain what is happening here.
If people swear more in the evening, it's because they are drinking.

This is a great project! Very cool link.
posted by juliplease at 7:45 PM on November 15, 2012

By the lack of acknowledgement that the world has different time zones, I'm going to presume that all the times are New York times.
posted by pompomtom at 8:40 PM on November 15, 2012

Hey, person who built the site here. Two things: first off, it's a work in progress. Second, the times are actually adjusted according to your time zone -- so anywhere a time is listed, it should be your local time.

But since at the moment the site only scans for swears in English, there's an inherent US bias. That said, I don't feel like that fully explains the discrepancies here.
posted by muffinista at 6:43 AM on November 16, 2012

Hiya, muffinista! Thanks for dropping in.
posted by cortex at 7:04 AM on November 16, 2012

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