Gumbaby

 
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Regular readers may note that I’ve let the Gumbaby blog go dark over the past few months. This is for two reasons. One, I need to work harder on producing the dissertation that’s coming out of this data. Two, I started to scrape the bottom of the barrel; most of the gumbabies I was finding were fan letters to celebrities (particularly Miley Cyrus. *sigh*) These mostly tend to be from very young kids, whose ignorance of the Internet makes a certain amount of sense, so it doesn’t make for that shiver of weirdness that surrounds so many gumbabies. The comments also get pretty tedious over time, which is actually one of the reasons they’re so easy to find; if you do a search for “your biggest fan” with some moderators to remove song lyrics, you find plenty of letters to Miley Cyrus. Or her fictional character, Hannah Montana. Anyway, I may revive regular posting in the future when I have more time.

But! I have also discovered Many Eyes, so I do have some more neat visualizations of the data for you.


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The Gumbaby Project recently passed its one-year anniversary. To celebrate, here’s a few visualizations of this data which I recently developed: some in Wordle, and some using Google Maps.

Wordle: Address Me As Mr. BuffettWordle: Just Cancel AOL Account, Retard

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"YouTube chain letters (THIS IS TRUE)."   Josh at Communications from Elsewhere bemoans the chain letters he's found on YouTube. Somehow, instead of riches and good luck, all he gets from reposting these comments is more and more peculiar comments.
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aight niggas this littl3 shit isnt r3al, its just bull crap to mak3 u scar3 yeah if those p3ople cam3 to my fucking hous3 th3r3s gona b3 plob3ms betw33n me and thos3 fucking p3opl3!! aight w33l lat3rs and trust m3 this is fuckin fak3!w3ll m3xicans ar3 th3 b3st and th3re b3tt3r th3n whit3 p3opl3!!! P3ACE AND IN GOD W3 TRUST!!!

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