Trendhunter Rocks!

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I love the Internet because I wake up every day and discover something cool. Today’s discovery is TrendHunter, a site that recruits people around the world to spot trends. Here are some examples:

Some of the stuff is so weird that I thought that it had to be created by someone Japanese (yes, I can say that), but it’s a good Canadian who’s behind it all. I don’t see why this site shouldn’t be as popular as TechCrunch, Engadet, and Boing Boing and Gizmodo.

Addendum: Check out Springwise for a “daily fix of entrepreneurial ideas.” Thanks to Mark Newman of HireVue.

By |2016-10-24T14:21:34+00:00April 4th, 2007|Categories: Cool Stuff, Innovation|18 Comments

About the Author:

Guy Kawasaki is the chief evangelist of Canva, an online graphic design tool. Formerly, he was an advisor to the Motorola business unit of Google and chief evangelist of Apple. He is also the author of The Art of Social Media, The Art of the Start, APE: Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur, Enchantment, and nine other books. Kawasaki has a BA from Stanford University and an MBA from UCLA as well as an honorary doctorate from Babson College.


  1. Mark Newman April 4, 2007 at 9:03 am - Reply

    You should also checkout these guys have a network of spotters who find really awesome things and feature one everyday. They have a weekly newsletter that everyone should be subscribed to.
    We (HireVue) got featured one day with our video job interviews, still get traffic from it and in all have received about 10,000 hits from it. It’s better than TIME.

  2. Jeremy Gutsche April 4, 2007 at 11:00 am - Reply

    Thanks Guy!

  3. Chase Saunders April 4, 2007 at 12:58 pm - Reply

    I’ve been more impressed with — they use AI rather than user submission in most cases, which I think makes the results more comprehensive and less subjective.

  4. Grzegorz Daniluk April 4, 2007 at 1:58 pm - Reply

    I agree, the Internet is great, even better than democracy 😉
    PS Does any famous hockey player write a blog?

  5. JibberJobber Guy April 4, 2007 at 4:02 pm - Reply

    Pretty cool sites – checking out Springwise right now. Isn’t it amazing that we actually get any work done with these important finds on the Internet?
    Jason Alba
    CEO –

  6. Soody April 4, 2007 at 4:34 pm - Reply

    yes you are rigth, internet is amazing, you can learn a lot, i also learn something new from and i love it

  7. Gubatron April 4, 2007 at 11:00 pm - Reply

    Trendhunter Rocks!

    Hi Guy Kawaasaki!!!,Trackback from on Trendhunter Rocks! at

  8. Geekfish Weblog April 5, 2007 at 8:01 pm - Reply

    ReBlog: Post on TrendHunter

    Guy Kawasaki has a good post on TrendHunter Magazine (warning, some content not suitable for work on there). Guys post gives some great examples.   Also look at the Science category and the Art and Design Category. This is a mix of the…

  9. Sanjay April 7, 2007 at 7:46 am - Reply

    Hi Guy,
    I am regular reader of your blog.
    Everytime i read i find something interesting and useful.
    There is one more good website and i think better in some aspects similar to trendhunter i.e.

  10. Sanjay April 7, 2007 at 7:50 am - Reply

    Also its worth checking

  11. Jim April 7, 2007 at 11:08 am - Reply

    I recently have been reviewing a new website spotting trends in the stock market that is breadth based and I must say in my 30+ years involved in the markets this is just about the best tool I’ve found, thought I’d pass it along, here’s the url –

  12. Matt McDonald April 7, 2007 at 9:54 pm - Reply

    Hey Guy,
    Great site. I started an account and I can honestly say it’s a great time trend hunting. This site is going to be one of the next big things.

  13. Mateu April 8, 2007 at 11:44 am - Reply

    I skimmed through TrendSpotter & SpringWise, but they’re way too busy for me. has a far better signal to noise ratio. I can’t stand to look at the other ones for any length of time.

  14. Eric April 8, 2007 at 7:17 pm - Reply

    Fun site! Another one I keep up with is Trend Watching
    – Eric

  15. Martin Edic April 9, 2007 at 11:20 am - Reply

    He has a PPT posted on slideshare and it is not only 89 slides but it is terrible- nothing but shameless self-promotion poorly done. The site seems like a hack version of coolhunting created solely for the purpose of making a buck. Compare to engadget, boing, etc., which manage to make a buck (or two) without insulting our intelligence.
    Sorry, I’m not with you on this one…

  16. Jeremy Gutsche April 10, 2007 at 5:34 pm - Reply

    Yikes. I guess Martin doesn’t like TrendHunter. I’ve messaged him for more detailed feedback, but unfortunately I guess it is tough to please everyone.
    I did want to address that my “Unlocking Cool” PowerPoint on SlideShare is a user’s manual made for my trend hunter community about how to use Trend Hunter for innovation. So the content is intentionally linked to the site.
    If anyone has feedback for me about TrendHunter or the presentation, I am in a constant state of development and I welcome feedback to be sent to me HERE.

  17. Reth April 22, 2007 at 5:48 am - Reply

    no breath for this one

  18. Juliet April 27, 2007 at 5:02 pm - Reply

    I can totally relate to this, Guy – I find something cool and unseen all the time as well, which I love to spend a lot of time online.
    My last awesome finding is

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