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msg:3933788
 8:11 pm on Jun 15, 2009 (gmt 0)

Hunch helps you make decisions and gets
smarter the more you use it. In 10 questions or less, Hunch will offer you a great solution to your problem, concern or dilemma, on hundreds of topics. Hunch's answers are based on the collective knowledge of the entire Hunch community, narrowed down to people like you, or just enough like you that you might be mistaken for each other in a dark room. Hunch is designed so that every time it's used, it learns something new. That means Hunch's hunches are always getting better.

[hunch.com...]

 

bwnbwn




msg:3933803
 8:29 pm on Jun 15, 2009 (gmt 0)

Went through the questions what a waste of my time. Looks like all it is is an PPC site asking questions.
Needless to say I won't waste anymore time using it.

carguy84




msg:3933815
 8:40 pm on Jun 15, 2009 (gmt 0)

Quite possibly the dumbest thing I've seen on the Internet in a while.

[edited by: jatar_k at 12:42 pm (utc) on June 16, 2009]

nickreynolds




msg:3933816
 8:45 pm on Jun 15, 2009 (gmt 0)

Not quite sure what this has to do with search engines

Gomvents




msg:3933831
 8:57 pm on Jun 15, 2009 (gmt 0)

Engine, do you know Tom?

ogletree




msg:3933838
 9:08 pm on Jun 15, 2009 (gmt 0)

I am constantly seeing people trying to start some new search engine with some "great idea" like this. They go through a bunch of investment money and never make a profit. Why do people do this.

weeks




msg:3933843
 9:24 pm on Jun 15, 2009 (gmt 0)

Wellll, I didn't care too much (but it wasn't awful) for the car it recommended, but it was amazingly spot-on for a vacation idea (Chicago). Hmm!

I spoke to a group of people who were job hunting today. There are tests that help you look at new careers. I wonder if Hutch could do that?

I like the idea that emotional "tastes" can and should weigh in practical decisions.

The car test was a disappointment. I'm starting to start considering my next car and I really don't know what to get. For the first time in my life I need to drive around at least four adults in confort, but I'm not the type to get a Buick or Lincoln. Still, if I don't know what I want how do I know that what they recommended was not a good choice? (A Toyota Corolla is boring. But, look, car that seats four adults is probably going to be boring.)

httpwebwitch




msg:3933844
 9:26 pm on Jun 15, 2009 (gmt 0)

wow.

well I participated, answered their stupid questions, and conclude that that was a complete load of rubbish. Now I feel sad that I gave them details about my preference in french fries, because they don't deserve it.

arieng




msg:3933845
 9:28 pm on Jun 15, 2009 (gmt 0)

not of any substantial value in making decisions, but I thought it was whimsically fun.

weeks




msg:3933847
 9:38 pm on Jun 15, 2009 (gmt 0)

Here's something perhaps more to your taste, Mr. Witch:

Orthodox Jews have long been discouraged from searching the Internet due to rabbinical restrictions on viewing immodest content. No longer, Reuters reports. Enter Koogle—the name is a mashup of Google and a traditional Jewish noodle dish—a Hebrew-language search engine that filters out non-kosher content and appears to meet Orthodox standards.

Koogle also prevents un-kosher shopping activity. “If you try to buy something on the Sabbath,” the site’s manager said, “it gets stuck and won’t let you.”

For witches,you could have woogle? Republicans could have Roogle and Democrats could have Doogle. Liberals could have Loogle and Conservatives Coogle. Old people could have Ooogle. Teens could have Toogle. Kat people could have Koogle (Oops, sorry Orthodox Jews, but why aren't you Joogle?) And people who didn't fit in anywhere could have Zoogle. See, Hutch.com doesn't ask about stuff like that? How can it be a decision machine?

LifeinAsia




msg:3933863
 9:52 pm on Jun 15, 2009 (gmt 0)

Mr. Witch?

Shouldn't it not work at all on the Sabbath? And is it doing geotargetting to make sure it's actually the Sabbath where people are?

carguy84




msg:3933963
 1:54 am on Jun 16, 2009 (gmt 0)

(A Toyota Corolla is boring. But, look, car that seats four adults is probably going to be boring.)

$25,000-$60,0000
Subaru WRX
BMW 535
Ford Fusion
Cadillac CTS-V

lammert




msg:3933978
 2:27 am on Jun 16, 2009 (gmt 0)

It's an interesting "thick" affiliate site. Three of the six main decisions they present on their homepage are about spending money in competitive advertising markets, i.e. cars, travel and home electronics.

All the other decisions like which Muppet I resemble are deeply stored away in the system.

moTi




msg:3934217
 10:41 am on Jun 16, 2009 (gmt 0)

after asking more questions than was fun, it suggested me really the least attractive car i can imagine..

FAIL!1!

weeks




msg:3934346
 1:47 pm on Jun 16, 2009 (gmt 0)

Yea, Carguy, I think you're right: The Subaru WRX looks very good to me. Thanks. The Ford Fusion deserve a second look, too. (Sorry, but no GM products or BMWs--friends & family have had bad experiences with both.)

gpilling




msg:3934393
 2:33 pm on Jun 16, 2009 (gmt 0)


I am constantly seeing people trying to start some new search engine with some "great idea" like this. They go through a bunch of investment money and never make a profit. Why do people do this.

Because they see something that could be made better, so they try and do it. It doesn't always work. Webcrawler was my favorite search engine when Google came along.

As for using Hunch, it seems like it will provide the functions of a review site or similar. One of the real world problems facing people today is the overabundance of choice on the net. Need a travel advice site? there are thousands of them. Which site's advice is correct?

I tried it, didn't get great results for my search, but I think it will improve. The question that I have as an ecommerce site owner is 'how can I make sure my product is the right answer to all the inquiries?'

sgietz




msg:3935205
 2:25 pm on Jun 17, 2009 (gmt 0)

Cute

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