Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Thought Experiment

Thought What I want:
  1. A way to aggregate all the disparate bits and pieces I write online across many services - tweets, status updates, comments, etc.
  2. Visual representation of this data with a semantic format - something like a non-random Wordle.
  3. Auto text generation based on these themes to produce a semi-coherent narrative for final manual polishing.
I'm not sure how practical this is at the moment. The aggregation part is not unduly taxing, and the visualization part is clearly possible. Generating meaningful analysis is the hard part, but I'm not asking for a tool to write finished papers for me, just something to produce a rough draft and take the slog out of the early stages.