- There’s a great website langpop.com that does some nice analysis of relative language popularity.
- The “C” query combines C++, objective-C, C and C#. It would be nice to split this out in future work.
I think most of the criticisms about the validity of the data are reasonable. What we try to do with these blog posts is not peer reviewed science, but quick and dirty data exploration (see our blog’s manifesto: http://blog.doloreslabs.com/2008/03/the-manifesto/). I am not trying to imply that any language is better than any other language, just to get a rough measure of the sentiment out there on Twitter.