Wednesday, 11th December 2002
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Adrian Holovaty has revealed his previously hinted at secret project. Trodo.com is
kind of an online bartering site. You give away stuff you no longer have a use for to earn credits, which you can then spend on requesting free items from other people. It’s a very interesting idea, and the trading model is explained in depth in Adrian’s comments section.
I’ve missed out on a whole bunch of Google news lately (all of which has come via the Google Weblog). Google labs have a couple of interesting new demos; Google Viewer, a weird slideshow thing that cycles through search results for you using bizzare DHTML and Google Webquotes, which
annotates the results of your Google search with comments from other websites. Google have also published their End-of-Year Zeitgeist which offers a unique overview of the year’s events based on Google search statistics.
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