Mar. 29th, 2016

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An interesting snapshot of some search analytics I did tonight, for those who might find it interesting. The quoted article is the first video, news article, or page in the search results. Of real interest is how the number of search results varied drastically between candidates and between added terms, except for one term: "best" - for some reason, the word best shows up basically every single time the name of a candidate is searched for (as you can see from the result numbers being *identical*)

I would like to take this so much deeper, but I would require a great deal more programming knowledge and a lot of time. Ideally, I'd have searched for many, many terms, and possibly even contexts (negative articles vs. positive articles.) I could certainly grab a sample size for each candidate - for instance, the first 10 or 20 articles that show up in search results - and make a determination on whether or not an article is negative or positive. Maybe that's what I'll do for a future project.

Bernie Sanders: About 62,300,000 results (0.77 seconds)
Hillary Clinton: About 80,400,000 results (0.53 seconds)
Donald Trump: About 178,000,000 results (0.61 seconds)

With the term "idiot":
Bernie Sanders: About 658,000 results (0.48 seconds) "5 Questions For Bernie Sanders Supporters | Zero Hedge"
Hillary Clinton: About 603,000 results (0.60 seconds) "The 5 Dumbest Things Hillary Clinton Has Said Since 2008"
Donald Trump: About 4,730,000 results (0.62 seconds) "America, you're stupid: Donald Trump's political triumph ..."

With the term "worst":

Bernie Sanders: About 24,200,000 results (0.53 seconds) "Bernie Sanders is the Worst Presidential Candidate in History"
Hillary Clinton: About 30,000,000 results (0.50 seconds) "The FBI Just Gave Hillary Clinton The Worst News EVER - Breaking!"
Donald Trump: About 75,300,000 results (0.57 seconds) "Harper Lee: Donald Trump casino was 'worst punishment' God could devise, letters say"

With the term "best":
Bernie Sanders: About 62,300,000 results (0.63 seconds) "In 180 Seconds You Will Be Voting For Bernie Sanders ..."
Hillary Clinton: About 80,400,000 results (0.80 seconds) "Hillary Clinton Just Gave The Best Speech Of Her Campaign"
Donald Trump: About 178,000,000 results (0.83 seconds) "Donald Trump's best lines during his 2016 speech - YouTube"

With the term "fascist":
Bernie Sanders: About 575,000 results (0.50 seconds) "Bernie Sanders: The Most Fascist Candidate of All » Louder ..."
Hillary Clinton: About 543,000 results (0.41 seconds) "Hillary Clinton Isn't A Socialist—She's A Fascist | Western ..."
Donald Trump: About 761,000 results (0.46 seconds) "Is Donald Trump a fascist? An expert on fascism weighs in."


Finally, of special interest:
Barack Obama: About 162,000,000 results (0.51 seconds)
Ted Cruz: About 224,000,000 results (0.59 seconds)

Donald Trump has been mentioned on the internet more times than a two-term incumbent president.
Ted Cruz has been mentioned more times than Donald Trump.

Something to think about.

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