Quick post this – I just came across this last night, so I thought I’d put down some thoughts. Google’s newest lab rat, is Google Correlate and it complements Google Trends in the sense that it allows you to upload your own data series and look for corresponding data trends. Google’s mission statement for this
It was only when I read this fantastic article in Techcrunch, that I realised the actual “under the radar” scale of Amazon’s eccommerce business. Sure, they just sell books and CD’s right? Nope. And that’s a $34 billion a year in revenue nope. That’s like if one company was responsible for 15% if Ireland’s GDP.
As I’ve got more & more into using Twitter – I’ve found that one of its best uses is in terms of “feeling the pulse” of the internet. The “one to many” nature of the initial post or tweet almost promotes competition in terms of who can get the latest trend or idea out there,