RE: Keep on Googlin'

From: Randy Smith (
Date: Sat May 26 2001 - 10:12:13 MDT

>From: Ziana Astralos
>Subject: RE: Keep on Googlin'
>Date: 26 May 2001 08:06:13 -0700

>On Fri, 25 May 2001, "Harvey Newstrom" wrote:

> > Google is actually a human voting engine.

What I find really interesting is the search engine "voyeur" websites (they let you see in near real time what are the search queries for all the current users-- in other words, what everyone else is seacrching for); google does not AFAIK offer such a page. Other search engines do, however.
I am about to try to write a bot that will sample these voyeur pages on a very frequent basis and then search other people's queries for references to publicly traded companies/stocks.
This should in theory tell me if there is a rise in interest in a stock.
I recently wrote a perl script/java applet that dealt with a similar concept (see  ).

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