Sunday, February 19, 2006

Trend Analysis

Thanks to the Olympics Mania blog (which linked to my post on curling), I discovered Blogpulse's Trend Search Tool. The tool allows you to compare the relative interest of various topics in the blogosphere by comparing what percent of blog posts include particular search terms. For example, poker (not surprisingly) is mentioned more frequently than chess or backgammon.

I started playing around with the tool to answer a couple of questions:

Who is the blogosphere world chess champion?

Apparently the championship picture remains unclear (no surprise there!).

Which of the Polgar sisters is the most popular?

I'm sure many other questions can be investigated. Suggest some in the comments and I'll test them out.

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