Techcrunch takes notice of a tech start-up called Swivel. The first sentence caught our eye.
Swivel Co-founders Dmitry Dimov and Brian Mulloy start off by describing their company as “YouTube for Data.” That’s a good start for someone trying to understand it, because the site allows users to upload data - any data - and display it to other users visually.
Heh. How many start-ups do you think have begun describing themselves as "the YouTube for ______." We're pretty sure the answer is all of them. In fact, we might start describing ourselves as "the YouTube for Wall Street gossip."
That said, this does sound pretty sweet:
But then the real fun begins. You and other users can then compare that data to other data sets to find possible correlation (or lack thereof). Compare gas prices to presidential approval ratings or UFO sightings to iPod sales. Track your page views against weather reports in Silicon Valley. See if something interesting occurs.