Buzzfeed is an interesting, if not alltogether fresh, way to look at the collected opinions of the growing blogosphere. It resembles many of other recent endeavors in blog aggregation, but is geared specifically towards trend spotting. The effort here is to determine the level of chatter on the innernets that a specific topic is getting, and conequently, to bring all of the chatter to one place. Blah blah blah. It'll be interesting to see what trends pop up in the next coming months. From the about page:
We automatically detect new buzz by crawling 50,000 of the very best web sites, blogs, and news sources. Then our technology crunches the raw data from these sites to identify new buzz that’s just starting to spread. We developed the technology to find new things just when they start accelerating in popularity and provoking interesting conversations. Our technology is also supplemented by a network of human taste-makers and tips submitted by BuzzFeed readers. These savvy humans can spot subtle trends our robots might miss.
Its designed by Chris Johanesen (with help from Jason Kottke) and produced by Jonah Peretti and Kenneth Lerer