26 January 2005

10x10

An interesting new search engine called 10x10 scans and analyzes RSS feeds and produces a hundred pictures depicting the current memes dominating the internet.

Here's how it works:

Every hour, 10x10 scans the RSS feeds of several leading international news sources, and performs an elaborate process of weighted linguistic analysis on the text contained in their top news stories. After this process, conclusions are automatically drawn about the hour's most important words. The top 100 words are chosen, along with 100 corresponding images, culled from the source news stories. At the end of each day, month, and year, 10x10 looks back through its archives to conclude the top 100 words for the given time period. In this way, a constantly evolving record of our world is formed, based on prominent world events, without any human input.
So, you can scroll down the sides for a word that looks interesting, or wander among the thumbnail pictures; click on something you like and you are taken to a detailed version of the picture along with the stories that are relevant to that word.

2 comments:

weezil said...

Ah, this is a beaut! Thanks for posting.

-weez

Screwy Hoolie said...

I'm in love. Thanks for giving me yet another site to lose myself in.