Friday, September 02, 2005

[TIPS] - 10x10

Every hour, 10x10 scans the RSS feeds of several leading international news sources, and performs an elaborate process of weighted linguistic analysis on the text contained in their top news stories. After this process, conclusions are automatically drawn about the hour's most important words. The top 100 words are chosen, along with 100 corresponding images, culled from the source news stories. At the end of each day, month, and year, 10x10 looks back through its archives to conclude the top 100 words for the given time period. In this way, a constantly evolving record of our world is formed, based on prominent world events, without any human input.
In a world that sometimes has such trash to spew up at everyone, here is a site where the beauty of its automated simplicity, and the cleverness of the underlying concept makes it stand out as something truly unique and, to me at least, hauntingly classy.
I'll bet some clever teachers could turn this site into a very creative lesson or two. I'd love to hear about it, if you do.
next week - Do you wanna *wiki with me? ;-) 
(pronounced: WICK-ee)

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