Tuesday, August 03, 2004


I have long been interested in the zeitgeist, which is a word meaning the spirit of the times. With the advent of the web, more and more tools have been made available to get a pulse of our times. One of the coolest I've found is the BlogPulse Trend Tool.

The way it words is that you enter up to three search phrases that look for words that show up in people's blogs. The tool then graphs the results as a percentage of blogs that use the phrase graphed over time. Here are a few examples.

I realize that may sound a bit dry but give it a try. If you're like me, you'll have a hard time pulling yourself away from it.

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