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Google Smackdown

Thursday, May 16th, 2002 · No Comments

Yesterday I read in Google‘s latest newsletter about some of the new APIs developed by programmers around the world. Probably the coolest one I’ve seen so far is the Google Smackdown, which puts one word up against another in a battle of frequency. How it works? Simple. It scans the Google database/the Web for the number of times each word appears, then displays the results. It’s pretty cool. And some words are more popular than you might think.

Last night Jen and I finished watching Star Wars: Episode I in preparation for this week’s opening of Episode II (well, it’s already in theaters as of midnight last night/this morning). Neither of us had seen Episode I since it was out in theaters, and we had forgotten most of it. It certainly got me psyched for the new movie, which hopefully we’ll see at AMC Van Ness, the only theater in the Bay Area with digital projection.

This morning I had to wake up at 5:30 to be here at work for a 7:30 meeting. Gotta run to that now.

Tags: web stuff