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Cha Cha’s Trending Engine Needs a Bolt

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Following a recommended link from a Twittermate, I found myself on Cha Cha today. I have never found the site particularly useful, informative or pleasing to look at, but I was quite surprised by it today. Among its top trending topics in Movies are A Nightmare on Elm Street, Grease, The Little Mermaid, Monsters, Back to the Future and Ghost.

Now, as it is just three days after Halloween I could maybe – maybe – understand Nightmare and Monsters trending, albeit unlikely. I’d rather expect to see more current horror films (Saw XX perhaps?) or more classic films, such as The Shining.  But I would also expect to see these films trending before and during Halloween, not half a week later.

Given Hollywood’s propensity for rehashing ideas and flogging dead horses, my first thought was “Damn, that’s a lot of remakes.” However, I clicked on a few only to discover there are no such remakes, reboots or sequels on the table. There is not a fourth installment of BTTF in the works, no next Nightmare, no bigger budget version of Monsters, and thankfully no revamping of Ghost.

My second thought, and my conclusion, is that there is no way these films are the trending topics in Movies in November 2012. I think Cha Cha needs to check under the hood of their Trending Engine – their Flux Capacitor might be broken.

Trending on November 3, 2012

Author: lazysupper

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