#2033: Infoamation

We have all heard about the phenomenon entitled ‘Google Bubble‘ -in other words the tendency of certain search engines to intuit one’s interests based on previous searches and thus supply strongly filtered (tuned) data when next you search.

Instead of seeing this as just a potential problem, several gurus in a particular field will have bubbles from which extra information may be gleaned.

Today’s invention is a scheme in which a handful of subject experts agree to license their search results over time (anonymously) so that topics they are looking into can be recorded.

These are then combined to illustrate regions of common interest (blue), priority areas (yellow), potential controversy(green), as well as highlighting unexplored subdomains of their field (red).

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