Dec 29

How's YOUR writing?

Facebook released data this week about how people write online (well, on Facebook.) The stats are interesting, but not very: young people talk about themselves and school more, and (editorializing) are less careful about what they say or how they say it… The real interest for me was the tool they used for gathering this data: the Linguistic Inquiry and Word Count software, which you can use at the basic level for free online. (You guessed it: click the image to try your hand.)

I write like an old guy. Big words, little emotional content. Coulda toldya. But now I’ve got a tool for measuring what I write. So do you. Let the fun begin.