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What does the internet think?

There's a great little website called: "What does the internet think?"

It looks for phrases like "I love" or "I hate" from Google and other search engines about your search term, and then ranks them according to whether the world thinks of your chosen search subject as positive or negative. 

As a result, you can find out how folks feel about anyone or any subject.

For example, "Barack Obama":

Obama

Yep, the internet is mainly positive about him.

What about "Gordon Brown"?

Gordon brown
Oh dear.

Mind you, it does seem extraordinarily accurate.

So, howsabout Banking?

Banking
That's not good, but then I did say it seemed quite accurate.

So let's see if it's the same about "banks":

Banks
Now that's strange … but then, looking through the results, it seems to mainly be entries about supermodel Tyra Banks:

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Maybe not so weird then.

Finally, just to prove the accuracy of this engine, what about "Fred Goodwin"?

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Wow, the internet is "not quite sure" about Fred Goodwin … but then he's agreed to give back some of his pension so maybe we aren't so sure about Fred, and "What does the internet think?" proves its' mettle once more.

About Chris M Skinner

Chris M Skinner
Chris Skinner is best known as an independent commentator on the financial markets through his blog, the Finanser.com, as author of the bestselling book Digital Bank, and Chair of the European networking forum the Financial Services Club. He has been voted one of the most influential people in banking by The Financial Brand (as well as one of the best blogs), a FinTech Titan (Next Bank), one of the Fintech Leaders you need to follow (City AM, Deluxe and Jax Finance), as well as one of the Top 40 most influential people in financial technology by the Wall Street Journal’s Financial News. To learn more click here...

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