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Fanfiction, Graphs, and PageRank

On a website called fanfiction.net, users write millions of stories about their favorite stories. They have diverse opinions about them. They love some stories, and hate others. The opinions are noisy, and it’s hard to see the big picture.

With tools from mathematics and some helpful software, however, we can visualize the underlying structure.

In the following post, we will visualize the Harry Potter, Naruto and Twilight fandoms on fanfiction.net. We will also use Google’s PageRank algorithm to rank stories, and perform collaborative filtering to make story recommendations to top fanfiction.net users.

If you’re not interested in the details, you can skip to the following:

Interactive GraphsHarry PotterNarutoTwilight

Story RankingsHarry PotterNarutoTwilight

Story RecommendationsHarry PotterNarutoTwilight

And of course, you might skim below to see the pretty pictures!

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I recently started watching a television show called Numbers, and this interesting use of mathematics to create cool and useful software reminds me of that show. 

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decoyvaniroth:

Here’s another set of “wtf” faces.
This time with Aelita, Laura and William.

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gendercrisisgah:

Any CODE LYOKO Fans?!?!? 

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youranonnews:

Press freedom around the world has declined to its lowest level in over a decade, with major setbacks in several Middle Eastern states, Turkey and Ukraine

Source: The Guardian

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seifukucat:

can a ghost and a zombie come from the same person

Is this a comic? This should be a comic.

"no stupid, oh my god. no just… just turn… fuck. don’t wander over there, you’re gonna fall down the… aaand there he goes………….. moron.”

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youranonnews:

Snowden:  “I, an as NSA analyst, sitting at my desk, had the technically authority to wiretap anyone…”

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden recorded this video message especially for today’s Munk Debate on America’s surveillance state broadcast live from Toronto featuring Glenn Greenwald, Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian, former NSA and CIA chief Michael Hayden, and Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz.

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youranonnews:

Cecily McMillan Found Guilty

Official statement from the Justice4Cecily team:

We are devastated by the Jury’s verdict today. It has been clear from day one that Cecily has not received a fair and open trial. The job of a judge during a jury trial isn’t to guide the verdict to fit his opinion. Judge Zweibel, who consistently suppressed evidence,  has demonstrated his clear bias by consistently siding with the prosecution.  In addition to suppressing evidence, he imposed a gag order on Cecily’s lawyers, which is a clear violation of their 1st Amendment Rights, and placed the burden of proof on the defense, not the prosecution. He is rightly known as  ‘a prosecutor in robes’.
 
Beyond Judge Zweibel, it is disgusting to see vast resources from taxpayers wasted for over two years to prosecute Cecily. Manhattan DA Cy Vance has refused to drop this case, pursuing maximum charges against Cecily while ignoring police violence and misconduct. This is unfortunately not isolated to Cecily’s case but is indicative of a system concerned not with justice but with the unrelenting harassment of dissenters and the powerless.
 
In the two years awaiting trial, Cecily was never offered anything less than a felony charge, a charge that would stay with her for the rest of her life.  While awaiting a trial, Cecily has lived in limbo for two years, not knowing what her future would be, forced to re-live her trauma every one of those days. Beyond the sexual assault and physical injuries she sustained, Cecily suffered PTSD and has had difficulty finishing her master’s degree and continuing her work as a union organizer and activist.
 
Despite the chilling precedent this verdict puts forth for activists, we will not be deterred from seeking social and economic justice, as evidenced in the courtroom today. Though we’ve held our tongues throughout this trial as Cecily was personally attacked and degraded, we could not stand silent today in the face of such a gross miscarriage of justice. The people had to speak truth to power today by standing up and will continue to do so as long as this justice system continues to punish the 99% and protect the 1%.

As journalist Chris Hedges said in a recent article, “The corporate state, which has proved utterly incapable of addressing the grievances and injustices endured by the underclass, is extremely nervous about the mass movements that have swept the country in recent years. And if protests erupt again—as I think they will—the state hopes it will have neutralized much of the potential leadership. Being an activist in peaceful mass protest is the only real “crime” McMillan has committed.”
 
We recognize that, as poorly as Cecily has been treated these past two years, she was lucky enough to have an amazing support system comprised of representation from the National Lawyer’s Guild and Mutant Legal, as well as significant financial help from supporters of Occupy Wall Street and a team of ten who tirelessly worked to bring her case to light and support her through this trying time. It’s harrowing to imagine how many unfortunate people encounter this system without the resources Cecily had, though we know countless innocent people are forced to plea to felonies and ruin their lives every day in this building.
 
We will be fighting this unjust verdict in the court of appeals. Cecily’s lawyers are optimistic, given the circumstances of the case and the gross bias demonstrated throughout, that we can win on appeal. Thank you all for your ongoing support throughout this trial.  We know that many share our outrage at this verdict, if you would like to get involved in jail support, please visit justiceforcecily.com to learn more about how to best support Cecily.

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A fundraising page has been set up to support Cecily. You can donate here.

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thishumanbody:

i hate when people say age is just a number

clearly it’s a word

tumblr has taught me so many comebacks I can use in real life. 

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artificialharmonic:

"because you are breathing"- off a explosions in the sky vinyl I own.

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charmory:

this is the most romantic thing i’ve seen all day

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jaclcfrost:

wouldn’t it be frightening if you walked into a room and suddenly boss battle type music started playing out of nowhere

am I the protagonist or the boss

That’s deep

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