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BlogPulse keeps track of the most popular videos on the web, many of which have been featured in the blue recently. Are we trend setters or trend followers?
posted by leftcoastbob (28 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

 
Videos that are popular on the web: threat, or menace?
posted by interrobang at 5:01 PM on November 23, 2006


Videos that are popular on the web: threat, or menace...

...find out on the next Donahue!
posted by Pollomacho at 5:17 PM on November 23, 2006


Seeing as Harry Potter is 1 and 2 and not talked about here in the least and that AOL media player is number 3, I'd say that we are neither trend followers or setters.
posted by Pollomacho at 5:18 PM on November 23, 2006


The Helsinki Complain Chorus is worth an FPP ! More of them, more !
posted by elpapacito at 5:19 PM on November 23, 2006


So, menace, then?
posted by interrobang at 5:20 PM on November 23, 2006


The Helsinki Complaints Chorus is great! Apparently Helsinki sucks in pretty much the same way Washington sucks. Except, of course, that we don't have quite so many sauna issues.
posted by leftcoastbob at 5:36 PM on November 23, 2006


Yeah but you have more racial issues ! So I guess that it makes it even, horray !
posted by elpapacito at 5:39 PM on November 23, 2006


I'll go with followers for 500.
posted by bob sarabia at 5:48 PM on November 23, 2006


Blogpulse seems to scour the major standard blogtypes (such as blogspot), along with anything posted to Livejournal or Myspace.

Thus What Tarot Card are You? is the currenly most popular blogged item because it shows up in 5068 (presumably mostly) Livejournal and Myspace pages.

I doubt that they follow custom blog-like sites (like Mefi) and a bunch of other very influential sites that existed before there were standard vehicles for blogging.

Should they have to react every time Matt changes the sites html?
posted by MonkeySaltedNuts at 5:49 PM on November 23, 2006


Myspace...the syphilis of our generation....
posted by Holy foxy moxie batman! at 6:21 PM on November 23, 2006


We set the trends we follow.
posted by strangeleftydoublethink at 6:25 PM on November 23, 2006


Are we trend setters or trend followers?

How about trend spotters? It sounds so much better than "trend follower" without involving any additional work.
posted by logicpunk at 6:29 PM on November 23, 2006


Ugh, it's from the Nielsen ratings people. Check the corpspeak on the about page:

BlogPulse is an automated trend discovery system for blogs. Blogs, a term that is short for weblogs, represent the fastest-growing medium of personal publishing and the newest method of individual expression and opinion on the Internet. BlogPulse applies machine-learning and natural-language processing techniques to discover trends in the highly dynamic world of blogs. BlogPulse is brought to you by Nielsen BuzzMetrics.

Like I said, ugh. I prefer a more personal "trend discovery system," like VideoSift, started by our very own Dag Maggot, or the "natural language processing techniques" of the folks at Fark.

So, menace, then?

Threnace, I think we decided last time.
posted by mediareport at 6:36 PM on November 23, 2006


leftcoastbob posted 'Are we trend setters or trend followers?'

Neither. There's a wee clue in the name of the site.

And BlogPulse appears to be completely useless: repeated entries, bare YouTube URLs and generic 'AOL Media Player' titles that give no clue as to the content... why would anyone use it?
posted by jack_mo at 6:45 PM on November 23, 2006 [1 favorite]


What Tarot Card are You?

Ok, I admit that's me. Must be something to this tarot B.S., after all. (Breaks out some rolling stones.)
posted by IronLizard at 6:55 PM on November 23, 2006


I think we're something like trenders, neither trend setters [n]or trend followers, yet, trending.
posted by taosbat at 7:14 PM on November 23, 2006


W00t - I am the Magician! Rock on with my badass self! (breaks out some led zepp) (or would if I wasn't at work) (breaks out some digestive biscuits instead)(digestive biscuits...of SORCEROUS INTENT)
posted by Sparx at 7:34 PM on November 23, 2006


Are we trend setters or trend followers?

Yes.
posted by winston at 7:59 PM on November 23, 2006


Are we trend setters or trend followers?

I dunno... what does everyone else think?
posted by pompomtom at 8:01 PM on November 23, 2006


Metafilter is one of the sites indexed by BlogPulse, and pretty highly ranked. It might well be that the mere fact that the video is linked on MetaFilter (regardless of anything else) is what causes the video to be highly ranked on BlogPulse.
posted by winston at 8:37 PM on November 23, 2006


The worst thing about disappearing up your own butt is the mocking laughter of the children.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 8:45 PM on November 23, 2006


I do miss blogdex though
posted by mattoxic at 8:53 PM on November 23, 2006


What tarot card: whaddya know. All you Aztecs, Egyptians, give me stuff.

Going to sleep now (but then you knew that).
posted by toma at 11:22 PM on November 23, 2006


Are we trend setters or trend followers?

Trend fetters? Trend swallowers?
posted by flapjax at midnite at 2:37 AM on November 24, 2006


Hm, re the helsinki complain chorus; it seems that the Finnish language employs just too many syllables to make a point and have a catchy metre.
posted by jouke at 10:09 AM on November 24, 2006


Jouke: yeah, that part's in the bridge but they didn't bother subtitling it.
posted by DenOfSizer at 11:45 AM on November 24, 2006


I like the Weekly Internet TV Charts
posted by Tuffy at 1:01 PM on November 25, 2006


Also, what's "the blue"? I hope it's not something I'm supposed to be keeping tabs on.
posted by Tuffy at 1:02 PM on November 25, 2006


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