Data Mining Amazon

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An intrepid soul searched and indexed Amazon wishlists and retreieved over 260000 wish lists all neatly listed with location information. He did it under the guise of mimicing homeland security but the data has much more use (for us) a means to determine relative interest in different products and base decisions on them. via boingboing

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Maybe I Should Submit My Resume to Amazon

Homeland Security starts at your web server.

Before writing a script to download all the 260,000 "Edgar" wishlists

Data Mining would've been stopped dead in it's tracks with a simple scraper stopper.

People doing crap like this will cause more bots to be blocked, more scrapers stopped.

Thanks for proving a point there jocko.

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