The graph clearly shows the companies that have dominated TechCrunch coverage over the last 2 years. Google looks biggest with FaceBook, Yahoo, and Microsoft being quite large as well. You can spot the increase in coverage for Microsoft and Yahoo in Feb of this year due to the merger talks. Notice also that MySpace and FaceBook were fairly even until July 2007 when FaceBook began dominating. If you look closely you can also tell that Twitter has become important lately with the number of references in April 2008 very similar to both Microsoft and FaceBook.
The analysis was continued on Day Two:
My last post explored the company and product names discussed on TechCrunch and how they varied over time. The number of posts written by the various authors and how it varied over time was also illustrated. An obvious follow-up analysis is to look at the interaction between author and company/product names. Do certain TechCrunch authors specialize in writing about particular companies or products ? Or do some authors avoid specific domains ?
The information is well worth reading…