I’ve written before about Googlism, a fun tool that searches Google to arrive at a characterization of a person, place or thing. Now there is something similar for the blogosphere, Opinmind. Type a name or topic in its search box, and it returns two side-by-side lists of pro and con comments from the blogosphere, along with a “sentimenter” measuring the blogosphere’s overall opinion of the person or topic. You can take the sentimeter results of a given search and paste them in any web page, as I’ve done below for a search of “dick cheney.”

opinmind Bloggersdislike:
dick cheney
57%(-) opinmind.com
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Bob is a lawyer, veteran legal journalist, and award-winning blogger and podcaster. In 2011, he was named to the inaugural Fastcase 50, honoring “the law’s smartest, most courageous innovators, techies, visionaries and leaders.” Earlier in his career, he was editor-in-chief of several legal publications, including The National Law Journal, and editorial director of ALM’s Litigation Services Division.