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Hunch Has Launched

June 15th, 2009 · 5 Comments · Uncategorized

For anyone who has been waiting to try Hunch (which really is a “decision engine“) but didn’t manage to snarf an invite, today is your lucky day: Hunch has launched. They’ve added some new features too–for example, they offer a faceted navigation interface that lets you bypass their ordering of the questions in the decision tree (e.g., for choosing a cocktail).

But be warned, the site may be a bit sluggish. They’re certainly getting bombarded with traffic from the blogosphere and Twitterverse!

5 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Charles Borwick // Jun 15, 2009 at 3:18 pm

    I think Hunch is pretty cool. I’ve been using it during the beta and I think it has a good success rate predicting the decisions I would have made anyway. The API is a really neat idea and may be their best contribution in the end.

    My only issue is that once again it is a national/global destination site and really not organized around the community of people whose opinions and ideas I’m most likely to want and trust.

    I’d prefer to go to a local site and ask questions in a less structured way and see what they have to say. For example is for people who read The Stranger in Seattle and Questionland should be available to all cities with alternative weeklies/sites after the upcoming AAN conference.

  • 2 Daniel Tunkelang // Jun 15, 2009 at 5:16 pm

    I think they’re still figuring out what they want to be when they grow up. And, the centralized / decentralized trade-off is tough–while local communities are more personal, centralized ones benefit from scale. Perhaps they can have it both ways through their API.

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  • 4 jerky // Jun 16, 2009 at 12:59 pm

    I think this is a site/idea is search of a problem/market. I suspect, in the end, that this will fail but do give them credit for trying something different.

  • 5 Oyun // Jun 22, 2009 at 12:50 am

    Might..I think..

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