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Have you noticed anything about Fluther's topics cloud?

Asked by robmandu (21203 points ) September 24th, 2008

Check out Fluther’s cloud of topic keywords. Listed alphabetically, the larger words are those of topics discussed more often. Looks like it’s only showing the top 200 most used tags.

Here’s what I think is funny: how seemingly unrelated words end up proximally close together and then take on new meaning.

Like:
– beauty, beer, behavior
– gifts, girls
– Google, government
– guitar, hair
– memory, men
– sex, shoes
– et cetera.

What do you see?

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Celeste00's avatar

Yes, I’ve noticed that asking a question about Fluther’s cloud, will apparently get some flutherers very upset.

To answer yours, I find it quite interesting. Apart from it being a question/answer forum, Fluther also serves as a good attention data gatherer. You get to really see what people are mostly interested in. Or you get just random words. Either way, cool to look at.

My favorite combination is: language life love

whatthefluther's avatar

Los Angeles love Mac Mac OS X MacBook , etc
Seattle sex shoe shopping
San Francisco school science

Sueanne_Tremendous's avatar

How odd. I’ve never seen this “topic cloud”. How do you get there from the main page? I am such a ditz.

Never mind. I found it.

Seems like sex is running behind. I guess we need more sex topics…

Thanks WTF….I finally found it.

whatthefluther's avatar

On the home page you’ll see a small cloud under the heading topics and under that a notation to see all topics…click on that

fireside's avatar

psychology questions random
women words : )

whatthefluther's avatar

music names networking
philosophy phones photography
girls Google government

whatthefluther's avatar

Fluther food (I’m hungry!)
family fashion film
reading real estate recipes (I’m really hungry!)

Celeste00's avatar

@whatthefluther wow… you’re on a roll there..

JackAdams's avatar

Did I see, safe, sex, sucks?

whatthefluther's avatar

clothing code college
time travel TV
website weddings

whatthefluther's avatar

TV Shows vacation video
sports taxes
politics pregnancy president (Palin reference)

whatthefluther's avatar

Microsoft money (duh)
wireless women (my preference)
pain parenting
PC people (as in politically correct)

whatthefluther's avatar

mail marketing marriage
jailbreak jobs
laptop law

fireside's avatar

words work

whatthefluther's avatar

I need a life

scamp's avatar

This one cracks me up!

Politics pregnacy president

whatthefluther's avatar

restaurants romance San Francisco
president programming
America animals answer Apple

whatthefluther's avatar

children cleaning clothing (that’s how to get rid of pestering children)
driving drugs (there shouldn’t be any)
email English (not textspeak)

whatthefluther's avatar

government grammar (gibberish)
Bay Area beauty
California cars
diet dogs (make mine Kosher but with the fat)

whatthefluther's avatar

drinking driving (never go together)
babies baking (hopefully babies baking cookies in those toy ovens and not someone baking babies)
money movies

SpatzieLover's avatar

I imagined them as book titles and names of products.

Leopard Life (literature)
Marriage Math (subtitled when 1+1=trouble)
Love, Mac (the True Story of a Boy’s 1st Computer Love)
Pain Parenting (a bootcamp for parents that need to get it together)
Pets Philosophy (bathroom reading, for sure)
Random Reading (ditto)
Seattle Sex (the Not-So-Sleepless Town Tells All)

Vista Water the water for MS Geeks

cak's avatar

@whatthefluther…I’m thinking I need one, too! ;)

stratman37's avatar

start by looking so close, that your nose touches the monitor. Then slowly back away, and soon you’ll see the space shuttle!

Knotmyday's avatar

School, science, sex. Wtf? No offense, WTF.

whatthefluther's avatar

@knotmyday…None taken…good find! Tomorrow, with fresh eyes, I shall seek the space shuttle utilizing the @stratman37 technique (that is if I can clear away enough crap off my desk to get my nose anywhere near my monitor)! See you around… wtf

squirbel's avatar

I have to admit, it is much better than when I first started – back in January. There was one, and I repeat – one – huge word there.

iPhone.

Thank the gods it is what it is now.

Laugh.

YARNLADY's avatar

It’s what I don’t see that bothers me. I have seen tags on questions that I come across that don’t show up in the tag cloud at all, like where is crafts? or Knitting? two of my favorite things.

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