Friday, March 7th, 2014

You Are What You Tweet

Are you what you tweet? Let's say yes. Using Tweetails, we obtained the data of most-used words for different Twitter accounts. Some groupings began to suggest themselves. Certainly, some unflattering self-portraits emerged.

Sir Mix-A-Lot

Justin Bieber

Tina Brown

Nick Denton

Nicki Minaj

Mia Farrow

John Cusack

Ezra Klein

Mark Halperin

Ben Smith

Donald Trump

Erick Erickson

Jeffrey Goldberg

Michelle Malkin

Rebecca Traister

Tyra Banks


Ted Nugent

Stephen King

Sam Biddle

Jack Dorsey

Sarah Silverman

Andy Richter

Elon Green is a contributing editor to Longform.

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KarenUhOh (#19)

Sarah Silverman's has just been sold for a pilot.

whizz_dumb (#10,650)

pizza guns combination yep despicable drinking guide drivers DUDE dressed band BASEBALL brown catwoman season style commercials danny saturday cat loud bucks mood badass fuck fart deaths dudes OAKLAND beer laugh added dumb tacos pants jokes salad plus intro taste vape butts lyric feminist song

It works.

Smitros (#5,315)

Mix-A-Lot's "butt" is surprisingly small.

questingbeast (#201,738)

I enjoyed the juxtaposition of 'film cusack excellent', not seen in the same line since about 1995.

Don Is (#10,212)

There's an REM song in here somewhere.

hockeymom (#143)

Lazy question…I wanted to try this, but what does it mean when an app can "post tweets for you"? Whenever I see that I get nervous. What type of tweets?
Mine is probably boring anyway: HOCKEY, hockey, CATS, traffic.

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