Monday, November 30, 2009

Interesting Lists

1. America's Best Bang-For-The-Buck Cities: Omaha, Little Rock, Jackson, Des Moines, Augusta.

2. Top Words, Phrases and Names for 2009: a) Twitter, H1NI, Obama; b) King of Pop, Obama-mania, Climate Change; c) Barack Obama, Michael Jackson, Mobama. For previous years, go here.


At 12/01/2009 1:09 AM, Blogger KO said...

After looking at the prior top words and phrases, I think it's just someone making up a list.

It's based on a "proprietary algorithm." So we have puzzling results like:

2009 Name: Mobama
2006 Name: Dafur
2005 Top Phrase: Outside the Mainstream
2002 2nd ranked phrase: Rush to War
2002 top phrase: Threat Fatigue

Sorry, maybe among blogs and Twitter feeds these would rate, but top in media or general usage? No way.

At 12/01/2009 5:18 AM, Blogger juandos said...

Hey Professor Mark, thanks for linking that Forbes piece...

Very interesting...

At 12/01/2009 10:37 AM, Anonymous gettingrational said...

Omaha is the best U.S. city to live in. Warren Buffett lives in Omaha. Mr. Buffett's investments have "wide moats". Therefore Omaha must have a wide moat! Seems logical. Very European. Any confirmation?

Pardon my musing and yes, this is a very interesting link.

At 12/01/2009 6:25 PM, Blogger misterjosh said...

Let's be honest though - there's not a lot to bang your buck against in those cities.

At 12/01/2009 9:22 PM, Blogger save_the_rustbelt said...

I spent a week in Little Rock once.

Felt like a month.


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