Tuesday, August 28, 2007

"Updated x minutes ago"

I've just noticed a new feature on Hot Trends: An indication of how long ago the data was updated.

When I loaded Hot Trends two minutes ago, it said "Updated 26 minutes ago."

Now it says "Updated 28 minutes ago." (When I say "now," I mean several minutes ago. I typed more things after I wrote "now." You get the idea. :-) )

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I'm still annoyed with Google for removing most Hot Trends pages from its main web index (thus making a custom search of Hot Trends data difficult or impossible). But any change to Hot Trends at least suggests that the Googlies are paying attention to this product. This gives me encouragement that there are more useful developments to come.

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