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By - June 15, 2009

hunch-logo.png I have not yet grokked Hunch, the decision engine from flickr co-founder Caterina Fake and co., but from the coverage, the launch is a hit. Here’s Caterina’s post announcing it…

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11 thoughts on “Hunch

  1. jenkins says:

    hate to say it but you’ve got this all wrong. this is not been a good launch for Hunch because all too often the reaction is the same: people feel that it’s an odd idea and a little too gimmicky to be taken seriously. That is my impression and, if you read the comments on Techcrunch, the same way that many have reacted.

  2. I thing only time will prove and show us if it was a good lunch or not.

  3. remmy says:

    Hunch will likely fail or morph into something else because no one is ever going to make a serious decision based on this silly tool. Sad but true.

  4. As it currently operates, Hunch is about the second-most stupid idea to come out of the search engine industry (after Google’s PageRank nonsense).

    Who in their right mind would allow a computer to make decisions for them?

  5. jenkins says:

    Totally agree with michael which is why this is dead on arrival.

  6. kristian schwartz says:

    considering all of the questions it asked me, i could have done the research on my own and come to the same conclusion. i was asked what 25 questions total to be told i should by a hybrid.

  7. Kiam Choo says:

    It works fine for subjective type questions, but not so well when some hard logic could inform the reasoning process. This puts it in the same market as Aardvark, see:

  8. Blake Newman says:

    Hunch’s rival,, seems to be having a good launch – probably because expectations are lower.

  9. sikiş says:

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  10. Had a quick go, seemed to be ok, will be watching it further, especially as i have an indecisive girlfriend, will recommend it to her and see if she improves 🙂 Matt.

  11. sikiş says:

    I thing only time will prove and show us if it was a good lunch or not.