Leaderboards on WTFLevel
I added a new feature to WTFlevel.com a couple of days ago – it now shows leaderboards for the top periods of sustained swearing on Twitter. I've included two types of data here – the top 6-hour timespans, and the top 24-hour timespans. You can see the rate of swearing for that period, as well as the top words used in that time.
A bit about the top words – I filter out all the swears from this data since the swearing itself isn't necessarily that interesting – trying to figure out why people are swearing has a lot more value.
Not too shockingly, they are basically the few biggest events of the last month or so – the election, Hurricane Sandy, and a bit of the World Series as well.
Here's the hour so far (These times are in US Eastern time BTW):
Time: 10pm - 11pm Nov 6th
Words: romney obama election stupid white black
Here's the top 6-hour span:
Time: 3am - 9am Nov 7th
Words: obama president romney school morning black
And here's the top 24-hour span:
Time: 10am Oct 28th - 10am Oct 29th
Words: tomyfutureson sandy giants hurricane future
Finally, I noticed some people on Twitter complaining that I haven't released the list of swears that WTFlevel searches for. I also noticed people swearing a lot trying to bump the rate on the site. Guess what – those two things are related! Anyway, I think most people are creative enough to guess the top 10 or so swears in the list.