Words Across Age

The graph above shows the standardized frequency of words or phrases as a function of the age of the individual. The data was collected from approx. 75,000 Facebook users as part of the MyPersonality project.


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Enter words separated by commas to see their use across age.

A LOESS regression is applied to the data to create a smoother curve for the graph. Here you can adjust the smoothing parameter known as bandwidth and the robustness or number of iterations applied in the regression.

CITATION
Schwartz, H. A., Eichstaedt, J. C., Kern, M. L., Dziurzynski, L., Ramones, S. M., Agrawal, M., Shah, A., Kosinski, M., Stillwell, D., Seligman, M. E. P., & Ungar, L. H. (2013). Personality, Gender, and Age in the Language of Social Media: The Open-Vocabulary Approach. In PLOS ONE 8(9). . bibtex
@article{schwartz2013personality,,
author={Schwartz, H Andrew and Eichstaedt, Johannes C and Kern, Margaret L and Dziurzynski, Lukasz and Ramones, Stephanie M and Agrawal, Megha and Shah, Achal and Kosinski, Michal and Stillwell, David and Seligman, Martin E P and Ungar, Lyle H},
title={Personality, Gender, and Age in the Language of Social Media: The Open-Vocabulary Approach},
booktitle={PLOS ONE 8(9)},
year={2013},
}