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This is a link post www.whatdoestheinternetthink.net I made this!
Lately, I've worked my arse off trying to create a new search app.



I had the idea "what if you could find out what the internet thinks of a certain person/thing/whatever?" The technical concept was thought up in a minute, so the next day, I built it. Took a good 2 days of programming (and learning search API's and JSON queries).

This thing searches using 3 major searchengines (google, yahoo and microsoft's new baby, Bing). On top of it, it also uses Twitter for a random - but related - tweet.

If you enter a search, it will try to produce 3 set of results from each search-engine:
- positive associations with the searchterm (e.g. "I like", etc.)
- negative associations with the searchterm (e.g. "I hate", etc.)
- ambivalent associations with the searchterm (e.g. "I don't care about", etc.)

It will then count - and here's the trick - the total number of returned results and add them (per type) together. Then it will display the results in a graph.

This way, you can see what the internet thinks!

Examples:
Jeremy Clarkson: 85,9% negative, 14% positive, 0,1% ambivalent :)
b3ta: 96,5% positive, 3,5% negative and 0% ambivalent

Note that the results vary greatly per hour and - this is an even bigger difference - per search-engine used.

I hope you all have some good fun with this, as I did :) I am still working on it (tuning the algorythm), so expect it to improve!

PS: Note how Bing seems to produce enormous amounts of results (at least 100x more than google on some searches).. what is microsoft up to?
(, Wed 17 Jun 2009, 10:31, Reply)
This is a normal post this is a thing of beauty
well done, squire :)
(, Wed 17 Jun 2009, 10:33, Reply)
This is a normal post holy shit rob manuel 100%

(, Wed 17 Jun 2009, 10:34, Reply)
This is a normal post but if you type it "robmanuel" it's 0%
and "Warning: Division by zero in /home/shilka/WWW7/index.php on line 112"
(, Wed 17 Jun 2009, 10:38, Reply)
This is a normal post yup
am going to fix that one soon

edit: fixed it
(, Wed 17 Jun 2009, 10:40, Reply)
This is a normal post hooray!
it's a good thing, this is
(, Wed 17 Jun 2009, 10:42, Reply)
This is a normal post thanks :)
Never expected it to turn out this good.. it was a lot crappier in my head
(, Wed 17 Jun 2009, 10:48, Reply)
This is a normal post ps:
do I need to submit this for the newsletter seperately? (I was going to, but seeing as you replied..)
(, Wed 17 Jun 2009, 10:42, Reply)
This is a normal post if something is posted on the /links board
then consider it submitted

(we consider anything posted that gets a few 'i like this' clicks)
(, Wed 17 Jun 2009, 10:45, Reply)
This is a normal post yay!

(, Wed 17 Jun 2009, 10:48, Reply)
This is a normal post *clicks*

(, Wed 17 Jun 2009, 10:53, Reply)
This is a normal post cooooooool!
63.4% of the internet is in favour of my balls
(, Wed 17 Jun 2009, 10:34, Reply)
This is a normal post Kittens 75% positive.
(and Twitter says: Warning: Missing argument 2 for TweetSearch()!)
(, Wed 17 Jun 2009, 10:35, Reply)
This is a normal post thanks
think it's fixed now
(, Wed 17 Jun 2009, 10:36, Reply)
This is a normal post Nice

(, Wed 17 Jun 2009, 10:52, Reply)
This is a normal post Awesome!
More importantly the Internets is 100% positive about HappyToast!
(wonder if its just because "Happy" is in the title :D)
(, Wed 17 Jun 2009, 10:37, Reply)
This is a normal post Monty Propps 100% positive
It works!

Excellent job there, sir :)
(, Wed 17 Jun 2009, 10:37, Reply)
This is a normal post o dear
i am hated by all
(, Wed 17 Jun 2009, 11:43, Reply)
This is a normal post hmmmmm
www.whatdoestheinternetthink.net/index.php?s=Tits&st=google


Sounds excellent but is this result correct???
(, Wed 17 Jun 2009, 10:41, Reply)
This is a normal post wohoo!
www.whatdoestheinternetthink.net/index.php?s=Squirrels+with+tits&st=all

Edit: "anal prolapse" is quite in at the moment too
(, Wed 17 Jun 2009, 10:44, Reply)
This is a normal post anal sex is also quite the rage
and, more strangely, when I tried 'the financial crisis' on google yesterday, people where mostly ambivalent (45% versus 25/30 pos/negative), but today, all that has magically changed.

WHAT ARE YOU UP TO GOOGLE!! *shakes fist*
(, Wed 17 Jun 2009, 10:52, Reply)
This is a normal post hahah
finger on the pulse of the internets. Shockingly "gang rape" is also very popular.

It does make you realise just how dodgy the internet really is.
(, Wed 17 Jun 2009, 10:55, Reply)
This is a normal post First thing I tried as well
but compare that to:
www.whatdoestheinternetthink.net/index.php?s=boobs&st=google
(, Thu 18 Jun 2009, 19:09, Reply)
This is a normal post The internet
Is more positive about Rotterdam than Utrecht. The internet is a stupid hole!
(, Wed 17 Jun 2009, 10:43, Reply)
This is a normal post I entered
Anal Fisting, a thing of positivity apparently.
(, Wed 17 Jun 2009, 10:48, Reply)
This is a normal post Giving or receiving?

(, Wed 17 Jun 2009, 10:53, Reply)
This is a normal post This is ace
though the internet is not quite sure about me.

On the other hand it loves the movie Lifeforce, so all is well
(, Wed 17 Jun 2009, 10:48, Reply)
This is a normal post The internet loves your mum
This is great work!
(, Wed 17 Jun 2009, 10:57, Reply)
This is a normal post Brilliant stuff sir!
genius. :)
(, Wed 17 Jun 2009, 10:58, Reply)
This is a normal post using the "all" option
I have discovered the internet is 66% positive about rape. Bring on the trial by internet jury!
(, Wed 17 Jun 2009, 11:03, Reply)
This is a normal post Brilliant!
Negative: 0% Postive: 0% Don't Care: 0%
Conclusion: Even the internet is not quite sure about Leighton S********, according to all search-engines.
... and, accordingly, Twitter says: ......
Sounds about right!
(, Wed 17 Jun 2009, 11:04, Reply)
This is a normal post Ooh..
The ultimate test- how do you rate yourself?
http://www.whatdoestheinternetthink.net/index.php?s=your+new+app&st=google
(, Wed 17 Jun 2009, 11:08, Reply)
This is a normal post Great work
Although teh interwebs seem more disapproving of "the BNP" than just "BNP"
(, Wed 17 Jun 2009, 11:08, Reply)
This is a normal post Blimey
"Conclusion: The internet is mainly positive on the subject of osama bin laden, according to Google."
(, Wed 17 Jun 2009, 11:10, Reply)
This is a normal post to prove it works
www.whatdoestheinternetthink.net/index.php?s=muslims&st=allhttp://www.whatdoestheinternetthink.net/index.php?s=muslims&st=all
(, Wed 17 Jun 2009, 11:09, Reply)
This is a normal post fantastic thing
I knew the internet was ambivalent about gay lampposts
(, Wed 17 Jun 2009, 11:11, Reply)
This is a normal post Oooh nice!
I love how b3ta has taken your master work and used it to search for tits...

Here's one that validates a commonly held belief...

www.whatdoestheinternetthink.net/index.php?s=kids+today&st=google
(, Wed 17 Jun 2009, 11:15, Reply)
This is a normal post Woo hoo!
Nazis are 83.6% unpopular.
(, Wed 17 Jun 2009, 11:23, Reply)
This is a normal post But Hitler is viewed quite positively :/

(, Thu 18 Jun 2009, 12:32, Reply)
This is a normal post Woo
it looks like the internet is gay.

(, Wed 17 Jun 2009, 11:38, Reply)
This is a normal post NoobMaster!
Yay!
(, Wed 17 Jun 2009, 11:43, Reply)
This is a normal post HIV

(, Wed 17 Jun 2009, 11:46, Reply)
This is a normal post It said didn't like gays though.

(, Wed 17 Jun 2009, 15:53, Reply)
This is a normal post pfft - 96.6% negative for British Telecom
sounds about right
(, Wed 17 Jun 2009, 11:40, Reply)
This is a normal post Epically good work sir

(, Wed 17 Jun 2009, 12:04, Reply)
This is a normal post oooh
your'e a clever sod you are, nice work
(, Wed 17 Jun 2009, 12:05, Reply)
This is a normal post ha ha
Conclusion: The internet is mainly negative on the subject of Microsoft, according to Yahoogle.

Conclusion: The internet is mainly positive on the subject of Microsoft, according to Bing.
(, Wed 17 Jun 2009, 12:06, Reply)
This is a normal post hahaha
You win 'best search' for today ;)
(, Wed 17 Jun 2009, 16:06, Reply)
This is a normal post ooh
what a lovely loading anigif
(, Wed 17 Jun 2009, 12:07, Reply)
This is a normal post Fritzl
98.1% Positive
(, Wed 17 Jun 2009, 12:46, Reply)
This is a normal post Well I knew he was unpopular, but jesus:
Gordon Brown: www.whatdoestheinternetthink.net/index.php?s=Gordon+Brown&st=all

Adolf Hitler: www.whatdoestheinternetthink.net/index.php?s=Adolf+Hitler&st=all

Crikey.
(, Wed 17 Jun 2009, 13:18, Reply)
This is a normal post The interwebs luvs fart porn


Click for bigger (15 kb)


That's right! 100% positive!
(, Wed 17 Jun 2009, 12:49, Reply)
This is a normal post officelolz.
Edit: also, the internet fucking loves Robocop
(, Wed 17 Jun 2009, 14:11, Reply)
This is a normal post :)
www.whatdoestheinternetthink.net/index.php?s=wanking&st=google

this is normal right? One side a little bigger?
(, Wed 17 Jun 2009, 21:33, Reply)
This is a normal post Yay, internet says kick them out of Belfast
www.whatdoestheinternetthink.net/index.php?s=romanians&st=all
(, Wed 17 Jun 2009, 12:54, Reply)
This is a normal post Ooooh!
8.5% of the internet feels negative about me (using my real name) but NONE of the internet feels negative about Chickenlady.



*considers changing name by deed poll*

**EDIT** Now the internet says that 11.9% feel negative about Chickenlady...you fickle internet you!

Excellent bit of stuff/app/thing
(, Wed 17 Jun 2009, 12:54, Reply)
This is a normal post
Ponies and kittens gets 100% positive :-D
(, Wed 17 Jun 2009, 13:58, Reply)
This is a normal post HITLER
Negative 45.7%
Positive 53.9%
Dont Care 0.4%

pfffttt
(, Wed 17 Jun 2009, 15:50, Reply)
This is a normal post There was a link to this in the Metro in Glasgow today
or at least - there was a link to their website in the paper, which I suspected led to this site...
(, Thu 18 Jun 2009, 8:54, Reply)
This is a normal post hmmm
HIV = 73.5% positive.
(, Thu 18 Jun 2009, 19:11, Reply)