Weblog on the Internet and public policy, journalism, virtual community, and more from David Brake, a Canadian academic, consultant and journalist
14 October 2004

The Wordcount site is an interesting art project and trivia goldmine in one. Did you know that ‘internet’ is the 30525th most used word in the written English language? On the other hand it is the 66th most popular word searched for on Wordcount according to its companion site, “Querycount”:http://www.wordcount.org/querycount.php

Thanks to Yahoo’s “Pick of the Week”:http://picks.yahoo.com/picks/ feature for the tip.

P.S. I just noticed that the right hand column of my weblog sometimes gets shoved to the bottom of the page when using Internet Explorer (though it displays properly in Mozilla). Can anyone suggest why?

1 Comment

  1. Thanks for the link. We talked about Zipf laws in class this week, and I’ll show it to my class next time we meet.

    As for the wayward right column (it looks fine in IE for me right now, BTW), it is probably that IE tends to choke on line-lengths it can’t break up. There is a way to force breaks, I think, with an IE-only CSS tag, but I can’t for the life of me remember what it is.

    Comment by Alex Halavais — 14 October 2004 @ 2:49 pm

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