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my common and not-so-common interests - Accretions

Fata Morgana
2004-10-18 18:33
my common and not-so-common interests
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How common are chimerically's interests
Universal
art (249975)
books (187437)
cheese (102725)
computers (266008)
dancing (239431)
drawing (169124)
friends (337801)
movies (538818)
photography (231191)
poetry (197998)
reading (352824)
sleeping (188018)
swimming (169674)
writing (351052)
Popular
camping (58193)
cuddling (60950)
hiking (55520)
ice cream (60297)
piano (52717)
psychology (63854)
travel (50375)
traveling (66547)
Common
amélie (12123)
animation (14787)
architecture (11755)
astronomy (24909)
ballet (18977)
classical music (25623)
design (17596)
feminism (22637)
gardening (15588)
geeks (16351)
graphic design (22080)
graphics (14896)
html (20334)
imagination (11164)
jazz (48206)
learning (27084)
martial arts (21538)
massages (11247)
monty python (40846)
musicals (38215)
mythology (42952)
opera (12288)
people watching (10668)
programming (17718)
rollerblading (18362)
san francisco (11490)
science (26236)
science fiction (32183)
sewing (26251)
shakespeare (30453)
strawberries (24623)
sushi (48595)
tea (37189)
teaching (13380)
they might be giants (10807)
thinking (32099)
thunderstorms (30558)
vegetarianism (19427)
violin (13899)
yoga (28645)
Specialist
art nouveau (2973)
backpacking (6255)
backrubs (1409)
ballroom dancing (1604)
bay area (1442)
berkeley (2058)
birth control (1097)
calligraphy (2738)
civil liberties (1538)
classic movies (3092)
classical guitar (1049)
computer science (3010)
conversation (7914)
creative writing (9837)
democracy (2738)
e.e. cummings (4062)
environmentalism (3194)
flamenco (1187)
fonts (2934)
free speech (2723)
introspection (2897)
japanese food (5707)
karate (7990)
modern art (3370)
modern dance (1500)
origami (3799)
pottery (3891)
privacy (2759)
public transportation (1639)
python (1201)
social justice (1962)
swing (5718)
swing dancing (4780)
typography (1523)
wallace and gromit (1250)
women's rights (2853)
Unusual
(48)
alternative energy (382)
appropriate technology (24)
bab5 (27)
ballroom dance (356)
carillon (21)
city planning (93)
complexity (980)
computer security (564)
copyright law (107)
correct spelling (279)
creative commons (77)
cribbage (716)
dessert wine (29)
hot springs (440)
human-computer interaction (56)
information security (99)
information visualization (22)
intellectual property (223)
interface design (98)
ip law (18)
jean-pierre jeunet (909)
martin gardner (45)
nerdiness (422)
new experiences (924)
operas (541)
patents (56)
port (546)
public transit (428)
richard feynman (534)
sex education (390)
sexual freedom (212)
social responsibility (86)
sustainability (616)
sustainable living (470)
uc berkeley (500)
user interfaces (42)
uu (330)
writing html (28)
Rare
ballroom dance competitions (2)
planetaria (5)
total solar eclipses (4)
value-sensitive design (1)
women in engineering (5)

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shallwedance_
shallwedance_
2004-10-22 06:04 (UTC)
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Hmmm... we seem to have the same distribution (a mode around specialist and distinct troughs at popular and rare) where you would expect more of tail toward the rare side. Does that make us unusual people? One of the oddities I note about LJ interests is that it is separated by spelling instead of keyword. i.e. You list both "ballroom dancing" and "ballroom dance," but the former has more than 4 times the number of the latter. Ditto swing / swing dancing.

Ooh! You play cribbage. Can you teach me one of these days?
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Fata Morgana
chimerically
2004-11-02 10:51 (UTC)
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You raise a good point - I wonder how much spelling and stemming variations account for unusual and rare interests. I'd be interested in seeing a distribution of interest frequencies in general - I'm not sure how steep the slope would be. (Speaking of which, dag29580863 and anemone have both done some analysis of various graph patterns on LJ - and the latter is currently doing some. Maybe I could ask her to generate a frequency graph as well. :~))

And yes, I'd be happy to teach you cribbage - with my dad so far away, I rarely get to play. :~)
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