Sucks, evidently, according to the people’s Internet, Yahoo Search API search engine and an amusing new website called sucks-rocks.com.
As noted in my previous post on piracy, the Viacom v. YouTube controversy is doing a lot to damage the public image of both companies in the eyes of its customers and audience. When you take a boardroom fight to the streets, this is what you can expect.
Sucks-rocks.com allows you to search any number of keywords to see how much they “suck” or “rock”. The website gets its results from a formula worked out from the occurrence of negative and positive phrases regarding each keyword and reduces the results to a scale of 10-1, in which 10 Rocks and 1 Sucks.
According to info on the website, the phrases they measure by are:
Negative: “X sucks, X is lame, X is crap, I hate X”.
Positive: “X rocks, X is sweet, X is awesome, I love X”.
Seems clear enough. So, I couldn’t resist applying this to the Viacom/YouTube controversy. In my own personal campaign to prove that there really is such a thing as bad publicity, here are my search results for the following keywords:
My Search Term:
|10 -1 rating|