November 18, 2003

GoogleRace

Dave is going to love this one (I think)

Library Chronicles links to:

GoogleRace, which uses Google API to "rank candidates based on their association with particular keywords. GoogleRace measures each candidate's total web presence, for example, the total results for a search on "Howard Dean." When a user runs a specific search like, "sexy" the GoogleRace engine searches google for the term "Howard Dean" + "Sexy", and divides the results by the candidate's total web presence results. This formula shows the perception of the character of candidates."

While this is fun, relying on a search engine alone for presidential issues is, to put it gracefully, icky. How about a news engine or two? Also, I wonder if all of the candidates sites/weblogs are indexed daily by Google...

Posted by Steven at November 18, 2003 10:40 PM | TrackBack
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Thanks for the pointer!

It's great.

Posted by: Dave Winer on November 19, 2003 07:50 AM

"While this is fun, relying on a search engine alone for presidential issues is, to put it gracefully, icky."


Speaking of icky, Googlerace says that Lieberman wins the "icky" award. Sharpton comes in second, yet he also comes out on top for "dream date".

Posted by: Brian on November 19, 2003 04:51 PM

Ok

Posted by: Jason on November 29, 2003 07:55 AM
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