Thursday, February 22, 2007

Media hoard

So, you are wondering what are the top 100 words used in New Zealand newspapers today. Wonder no more, because here is the Ruminator, a service from the man who brings you Spleen. Just click on a word and find where it is used.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Like previous subscriber, I am interrupting transmission to tell of this link:

http://www.gaynz.com/aarticles/templates/Political.asp?articleid=1680&zoneid=3

which in turn leads you to this link.

www.socialjustice.co.nz

We learn that Maxim has been at it again. Have a look at their Social Justice Research paper (2nd link) and try not to laugh.

Sample Size 2-300

Sample Selection Via a Web Page link!

Sample Bias Well about half of em came from "University". Lots heard about it through word of mouth. Ha Ha.

Filtered findings: Seems that individuals wanting to act for social justice commonly like to write letters OR talk to people OR join a group. Yes we know that Maxim!!! Keep on encouraging them won't you.

If you wanted to get your road resealed you would do much the same thing.

I would challenge Maxim to get this research peer-reviewed and in any reputable social science journal. A sad indictment, given that the author of the paper seems to be employed by Universtiy of Canterbury.

Anyone for a seminar?

Jeremy

Stephen said...

Thanks for the linky love, Paul. Suggestions for features and improvements gratefully received.

Here is something for you.

Anonymous said...

Another rampant Baptist fundy?

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2007/02/22/national/main2503034.shtml

Bye for now
Ornamental Jen