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Really big news alert

Detect big news and then alert users
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An algorithm on a server would check for an unusually high number of searches on news sites for the same term. When found, it would send an alert to:

This desktop gadget, which would flash a red light icon and display the associated search term.

Voice, Sep 28 2011

Google Trends http://www.google.com/trends
[Klaatu, Sep 29 2011]

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       Exclude entertainment industry news.
rcarty, Sep 28 2011
  

       //This desktop gadget, which would flash a red light icon and display the associated search term.//   

       and...?
MaxwellBuchanan, Sep 28 2011
  

       This sounds very similar to "trends" on Twitter.
Wrongfellow, Sep 28 2011
  

       To the Batmobile, Robin!
RayfordSteele, Sep 28 2011
  

       Bun (+), but [rcarty] got this mostly right. I'd only like to know if Beaber OD'd or something so some amount of weighting of different topics would be good.
MisterQED, Sep 28 2011
  

       // entertainment industry news //   

       Oxymoron.
Alterother, Sep 28 2011
  

       "...rogue planet takes out moon, film at 11..."
Grogster, Sep 29 2011
  

       At 7:30pm EDT, everyone search Google News for "pancakes".
swimswim, Sep 29 2011
  

       Result (thousands of hits):

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2
|
1
|_____________
7:30pm^
rcarty, Sep 29 2011
  


 

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