“The job of a reporter is to collect, filter, organize and then deliver information. Shouldn’t a CMS capture the level of detail that we invest in that process from the start? Why do we always invoke the idea of narrative structure over structured data?”—
“Most of the top phrases have something to do with persuasion — for better or worse — but there are some words and phrases that fall outside of that framework. For example, “December” could have something to do with taxation, Kickstarter culture, or people looking for unique holiday gifts.
Then there are cats.
“Another perplexing finding was the occurrence of phrases like Christina (β = 2.51) and cats (β = 2.64) in our top predictors,” the study reads. “While Christina (β = 2.33) mostly referred to famous celebrity (i.e., Christina Aguilera), we had no clear explanation for the occurrence of cats — except for the commonly accepted wisdom that the Internet loves them.””—Researchers reveal the language of Kickstarter success | Crave - CNET