Opportunities to create games on Google Trends
Posted June 16, 2006on:
I am so excited on games on brands itself. Yahoo Buzz game is one of the best examples of these kind of games. It is a fantasy prediction market for high-tech products, concepts, and trends. How successfull you predict the technologies people will be searching the web for in the future, you earn fantasy money. Stock prices depend on yahoo search result. Game gives geeks to show their ability to predict future trends. Very enjoyable for geeks:)
Google trends (Google’s new tool) shows you the popularity of searches on google. You can track, compare and sort search volume of keywords by time. I see lots of opportunities based of Google trends. Letting user to create their own fantasy market.
YahooBuzzgame is for geeks and for technology enthisuastics. What about celebritylovers, musicfans, autofans. Google Trends and its API partner can create new kind of games based on Google search results.
For example, populer autoblogs (autoblog.it, …) can launch a new fantasy games based on predicting populer car models. A celebrity blog (gawker.com) can launch a new celebrity stock exchange or a travel site or architectural site (tropolism.com), can launh fantasy real-estate trading game. Opportunities are endless…
The best part of fantasy games based on Google trends are creating win-win situation. It strengthen Google’s dominant position on search market. For game creator sites, it creates new tool to engage visitors, to encourage participation and more traffic. And finally for people who participate fantasy market has an oppurtunity to show their expertise to everybody. Socialize with people like themselves.