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Twitter TOS

Today its Twitter’s turn to modify their Terms of Service . Much shorter than the iTunes agreement at 1624 words (11242 )although the lawyers once again love their long sentences 73 words (99) with the number of sentences at 1/10th that of iTunes. 

Here is the Textalyser data.

Total word count : 1624
Number of different words : 664
Complexity factor (Lexical Density) : 40.9%
Readability (Gunning-Fog Index) : (6-easy 20-hard) 13.7
Total number of characters : 17746
Number of characters without spaces : 11120
Average Syllables per Word : 1.84
Sentence count : 113
Average sentence length (words) : 25.6
Max sentence length (words) : 73
( we also reserve the right to access read preserve and disclose any information as we reasonably believe is necessary to i satisfy any applicable law regulation legal process or governmental request ii enforce the terms including investigation of potential violations hereof iii detect prevent or otherwise address fraud security or technical issues iv respond to user support requests or v protect the rights property or safety of twitter its users and the public)
Min sentence length (words) : 1
( attn)
Readability (Alternative) beta : (100-easy 20-hard, optimal 60-70) 25.5

and the Wordle

iTunes agreement

Having just upgraded my iPhone software to 3.1. I was suddenly confronted with the monster 69 iphone pages of contract before I could access Itunes. Just for fun I analysed it in Textalyser and Wordle. Here are the results:-

Total word count : 11242
Number of different words : 1530
Complexity factor (Lexical Density) : 13.6%
Readability (Gunning-Fog Index) : (6-easy 20-hard) 10.2
Total number of characters : 117476
Number of characters without spaces : 74036
Average Syllables per Word : 1.85
Sentence count : 1143
Average sentence length (words) : 18.15
Max sentence length (words) : 99
( you agree that itunes has the right without liability to you to disclose any registration data and or account information to law enforcement authorities government officials and or a third party as itunes believes is reasonably necessary or appropriate to enforce and or verify compliance with any part of this agreement including but not limited to itunes\ right to cooperate with any legal process relating to your use of the service and or products and or a third party claim that your use of the service and or products is unlawful and or infringes such third party\ s rights )
Min sentence length (words) : 1
Readability (Alternative) beta : (100-easy 20-hard, optimal 60-70) 32.3

Just love that sentence with 99 words! and also that Itunes is mentioned 479 times out of the 11,242 words that Apple lawyers deem I should read and understand before pressing the Agree button.

Here is the rather pretty Wordle of the contract:-