Fresh off the presses (for the second time this week) is our latest infographic, exploring the differences in warm vs. cool personality types. This one is sponsored by the fine folks at Halls, whose Warm-Ups products make you feel all tingly warm and tingly cool at the very same time. Really!
Even better: Halls has taken the infographic a step further to create an interactive Facebook quiz based on some of our Teach Hunch About You questions, which will profile your hot/warm/cool/cold personality type. Give it a spin.
As always, we also thank and acknowledge our design partner Column Five Media, for the awesome infographic design.
In case you missed it, Hunch is now part of eBay, and great things are coming to apply Hunch technology to help both buyers and sellers have an even better experience on eBay-owned sites.
We couldn’t help taking a deep dive into Hunch data to see what the differences are between people who have bought or sold on eBay, and those who haven’t yet. As always, our thanks to our design partner Column Five Media for the great infographic design.
Lip up or lip down? Or alternating, because that’s just how you roll? When it comes to glasses in cupboards, here’s what more than 5,000 Hunch users said:
Camus wrote, “Life is a sum of all your choices.” The same can be said of all the things that just happen to us. And lucky you, Hunch has correlational data for both.
Have you ever played the drinking game “Have You Ever?” or its more complicated cousin “Never Have I Ever”? They both involve confessing things you’ve done while also trying to predict what other players have or haven’t done. Consider our latest Hunch infographic a sort of cheat sheet. We looked at how having one experience, like riding a Segway, correlates to having other seemingly unrelated experiences, like speaking in front of a large crowd or standing up a date. Cheers to Column Five Media for the design.
Have you ever noticed that Hunch was exactly right — or totally wrong — about you?
Let’s play a little round of Rock, Paper, Scissors. Place one hand in a fist, swing down for three counts, and let your hands do the talking.
Which did you choose? If you’re playing against most women on Hunch, you’d have to pick rock to win.
You can compete for up to $50,000 in official World Rock Paper Scissors Society tournaments. This week’s minigraphic is one step closer to victory.
Our minigraphic this week explores what gadgets people are likely to use as they wait in a long line. Does this sound like the way you tend to kill waiting time?
What are your Thanksgiving plans? The majority of Hunch users are confident in their ability to plan and prepare a large meal for friends. But we wouldn’t blame them for being chicken about thawing, basting, and roasting a turkey. (Neither would the USDA.)
Those who’d say “bring it on” to a dinner party cook more exotic meals at home. The rest of us stick to basics…or hope we get an invite to their place. Skilled cooks tend to get new recipes from cookbooks or friends and family, instead of the Internet. Is this a matter of age and preference or an indication that the best way to learn to cook in with more personalized instruction?
Whatever you bring to the kitchen table, Hunch wishes you a happy Thanksgiving.
We have some big and happy news to announce: Hunch has just been acquired by eBay. Here’s the press release.
A little over a year ago, we began working with other companies to help them leverage Hunch’s Taste Graph to provide personalization on their own sites as well as data-driven insights about their customers. We’ve also encouraged development of external applications that use our open API. It’s been a rewarding challenge for the entire Hunch team to apply our technology and aggregate data in such flexible ways.
During this period, we met the talented team at eBay. We were struck by the incredible opportunity to put Hunch’s Taste Graph technology to work for one of the undisputed global leaders in ecommerce.
We were equally impressed with the caliber of the people we met at eBay. They share not only our passions for creativity, innovation, and technology, but also our commitments to privacy, user respect and data transparency.
We’ll be tackling all kinds of interesting challenges as part of eBay including predictive merchandising, interpreting unstructured data and creating merchant insights. We can’t wait to get started.
All Hunch employees are staying with the company as we start this next chapter. We’ll also continue to be based here in New York and will remain active in the vibrant New York tech scene.
We owe huge appreciation to many people who helped us get to this point. Thanks to our investors, including Ron Conway, Bessemer Venture Partners, General Catalyst and Khosla Ventures. Most of all, we appreciate the contributions and input of the passionate Hunch community (Ictus and Rhapsody and so many others, I’m talking to you) who helped build the Taste Graph from the very beginning. Thank you.
A few things you should know:
- Hunch.com will continue to operate as a stand-alone site. It remains a thriving place to discover and share recommendations, and it’s an active source of new learning that continues to enhance the Taste Graph’s predictive ability. The recent launch of our weekly recommendation emails has been a particular hit (sign up here if you don’t already get them).
- As always, you have control over the data you provide to Hunch. If you have any concerns about your data or would like to delete your Hunch account, here’s how to do so.
- If you have specific questions for us, you can always contact us at email@example.com.
- For press inquiries, please contact Johnna Hoff, firstname.lastname@example.org, or email@example.com
Thanks again for your support and for being a user of Hunch.
Seasoned travelers know the benefits of packing light. Nowadays, most airlines charge for each checked bag. And if your bag’s too heavy, be ready to pay more to ship your suitcase as cargo. Or to be that desperate person throwing out her underwear to meet the weight cut-off.
People who’ve been a few places aren’t just good at leaving creature comforts at home; they also enjoy destinations off the beaten path. But which came first: the sense of adventure or the manageable luggage? Is traveling light so much more enjoyable that it increases the desire for future travel to more obscure parts of the world? Or do travelers become more ascetic with each journey?
Let’s pretend you’re leaving for a trip tomorrow to…Cleveland or London or Mumbai. Would you stuff your suitcase — or, gulp, suitcases — like a packrat? Or could you vagabond the globe sherpa-style?
Pick a shape, any shape. Let this week’s minigraphic tell you what it (probably) is.
Your choice not only correlates to your favorite high school math class. It also mirrors the body shape associated with your gender. Women who run curvier and wider on the bottom tend to favor more “feminine” circles and triangles. Men pick boxy squares and rectangles.
Might this also have something to do with gendered iconography, including toys like dolls and building blocks? Hmm… How does this shape up for you?