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The New York Times; Trending

We began collecting data through The New York Times website. We found a section of the online paper that specified four lists of the top ten most popular articles through various social media outlets, and the nytimes website itself. 

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We were initially wondering if there happened to be a corelation between the types of articles and the sites; was there a difference between the types of articles that were tweeted vs. the types of articles that were emailed?

We used a spreadsheet to collect basic information on the articles. Here's a small portion:

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We created categories for the articles based on their content. We also included their ranking and the gender of the authors as an afterthought.

This opened up another question; was there also a difference between the kinds of articles that men were writing vs. women?

We created this chart: 

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The data was collected twice, a few days apart. There were differences between the articles most viewed and most emailed, while the articles that were most facebooked and most tweeted remained the same. We noticed a lot of male authors, as well as articles about life being overall most popular.

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