Well I gotta say that this is pretty much the coolest thing I've seen in a long time. I'm down. Just made my first couple of purchaes too. Awesome.
Of course, I'm not revelaing my nick, just in case I perform badly. ;-)
interesting -- There are a whole series of apps coming out that measure buzz.
As a trivial example, enter a persons name (celebrity) and the app will return then number of indexed pages which mention the name, then enter adjectives (cool, sexy, smart, uncool etc.) and the app will return how many pages contain both items together. Gives a barometer of buzz.
As we all know, LISP is the programming language of the future:
It just bases it on the number of times the word appears in web searches, which isn't a good measure of... well... anything... except the number of times the word appears in web searches.
And it would appear that the system can be gamed. How many people *really* search for LISP, anyway?
On a more serious note, back in the good ol' days in my advertising and marketing life, we used to pay vast sums of money to services that tried to identify trends in their infancy.
With the arrival of the Web and stuff like this, my eyes just go wide at the possibilities. Very cool.
Looks like all that is Google is up in value on this Yahoo site!
I just sunk all my dough into the betamax. Probably not the best investment, but I gotta hunch...
Hey I want to short overture as the name is getting changed to yahoo.
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