For today’s pre-class exercise, I created an infographic showing the frequency of non-text media found in the comment sections of different Gawker Media sites. I used a very small sample—three articles per site, each with about 200 comments. The data was calculated manually, and the full data set can be seen below.Untitled Infographic

Data Sets:

Gawker

Report: Seth Rogan Smoked So Much Weed His Office Had to be Renovated

total comments: 217
image: 4 (2%)
GIF: 1 (0.5%)
Link: 2 (1%)
Video: 0
Text: 209 (96%)
Other: 1 (1%)

Worldwide Octopus Uprising Continues With Aquarium Near-Escape

total comments: 188
Text: 156 (83%)
image: 15 (8%)
GIF: 2 (1%)
Link: 5 (2.5%)
Video: 10 (5%)
Other: 0

Police Find Thing You’d Expect in Container Marked “Not Weed”

total comments: 239
Text: 211 (88%)
image: 15 (6%)
GIF: 3 (1%)
Link: 8 (3%)
Video: 2 (1%)
Other: 0

Gawker Totals

total comments: 644
Text: 576 (89%)
image: 34 (5%)
GIF: 6 (1%)
Link: 15 (2%)
Video: 12 (2%)
Other: 1 (0%)

Jezebel

Boston Woman Uses Tinder to Find Someone to Shovel Out Her Car

total comments: 190
Text: 177 (93%)
image: 3 (1.5%)
GIF: 7 (4%)
Link: 3 (1.5%)
Video: 0
Other: 0

Pregnant Women Should Maybe Eat More Tuna, Says FDA

total comments: 200
Text: 176 (88%)
image: 10 (5%)
GIF: 4 (2%)
Link: 7 (3.5%)
Video: 3 (1.5%)
Other: 0

Karreuch Tran Is Pretty Excited to Be Done With New Daddy Chris Brown

total comments: 205
Text: 175 (85%)
image: 12 (6%)
GIF: 9 (4%)
Link: 4 (2%)
Video: 4 (2%)
Other: 1 (0.5%)

Jezebel Totals

total comments: 595
Text: 528 (89%)
image: 25 (4%)
GIF: 20 (3%)
Link: 14 (2%)
Video: 7 (1%)
Other: 1 (0%)

Deadspin

Report: LeSean McCoy “Not Happy” About Going to Buffalo

total comments: 196
Text: 181 (92%)
image: 3 (1.5%)
GIF: 2 (1%)
Link: 6 (3%)
Video: 2 (1%)
Other: 2 (1%)

J.J. Watt Is A Goddamn Lying Clowfraud

total comments: 242
Text: 203 (84%)
image: 34 (14%)
GIF: 1 (0.5%)
Link: 1 (0.5%)
Video: 2 (1%)
Other: 1 (0.5%)

Fight At Avalanche Game Features A Dude Trying to Punch A Lady

total comments: 227
Text: 219 (96.5%)
image: 3 (1%)
GIF: 2 (1%)
Link: 0
Video: 2 (1%)
Other: 1 (0.5%)

Deadspin Totals

total comments: 665
Text: 603 (90.5%)
image: 40 (6%)
GIF: 5 (0.5%)
Link: 7 (1%)
Video: 6 (1%)
Other: 4 (0.5%)

In retrospect my life would have been a lot easier recording all this in Excel tables

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One thought on “ENGL706 – Infographic

  1. I like how this connects with your research. Did it help you identify any patterns or see anything in a new way that Excel perhaps might not have?

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