MIAMI, July 14 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Do you believe the star of your favorite movie is more popular than your city Mayor, or that he should be at least as popular as the President? Top People, an innovative new Web 3.0 service from starMedia, will answer your questions on popularity and let you influence the results for everyone to see.
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The first service of its kind, Top People gathers the opinions of Internet users from a range of leading websites and “measures” the popularity of hundreds of public figures to create rankings of the best-known people in movies, music, fashion, sports, entertainment, art, politics, business, humanities, science and religion.
As a Web 3.0 service, Top People not only lets users participate by giving their opinion about a particular personality but also allows them to rate opinions given by other users.
Available in English and in Spanish, at http://top-people.starmedia.com, the service updates regularly so users can read the latest news, opinions and ratings and can see how their favorite personalities’ ratings change as news comes out and – in some cases – scandals break.
Commenting on the new service, Marta Martinez, starMedia CEO says, “At starMedia we have a heritage of providing online community services, and this is just one more example of how starMedia is taking the lead, incorporating innovative services that are changing the way users experience online search. In a world where the constantly increasing amount of online information can cause confusion, Top People provides an independent description encapsulating many real-time views and comments from around the web.”
starMedia is a free-to-web global portal connecting more than 24 million Spanish-speakers through the Internet as well as providing them with the most relevant and extensive information and services, with websites such as El Rincon del Vago and Latin Games, among others. starMedia has local operations in Argentina, Colombia, Mexico, Spain, Chile and throughout the United States (Los Angeles, Miami and New York); and, is wholly owned by Orange (www.orange.es), a subsidiary of the France Telecom Group (NYSE: FTE).
Swotti is the first semantic search engine that aggregates opinions. It measures the reputation of products, places or people by relevant characteristics (security level in a car, sound quality in a telephone, friendliness in a person, etc.) It offers aggregated and categorized results from over 500 million opinions from across the web, updated constantly. It can show charts and comparables by family, product or even characteristics, such as “listing of mobile phones with the best camera.”