Thursday, January 05, 2006

Data Mining 101: Finding Subversives with Amazon Wishlists | Applefritter

Data Mining 101: Finding Subversives with Amazon Wishlists | Applefritter: "Data Mining 101: Finding Subversives with Amazon Wishlists"

Wow. I used to go to garage sales quite a bit, and I could almost always tell what a person did, what their personality was, or what their interests were by the books on their front lawn.

For an all inclusive search by name, you could compile a comprehensive list of first names and nicknames from the baby names databases available on the internet. Armed with this list, and by recording the search results for each first name, it is possible for you to retrieve the vast majority of public wishlists on Amazon.

Interesting. You could also use the book Freakonomics, Stephen Levitt put together some good name combinations that would reveal some interesting trends in books.

Shanice was a good one.... Ps2 Dance Mat or Spiked heels.

How about Deshawn? (Almost NSFW)


Terrance?

Paris?

That's hot.

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