Wolfram|Alpha Blog: 2010 Year in Review
As we bid adieu to 2010, we want say thank you to all of our loyal blog readers and commenters. Today we’re taking a look back at some of 2010’s most popular Wolfram|Alpha Blog posts. 2010 was a year full of product releases, such as Wolfram|Alpha Widgets and new data for everything from movies to taxes.
These selections are only highlights of the topics we’ve covered in 2010. If you’re feeling really nostalgic, or if you’re new to the Wolfram|Alpha Blog, we invite you to read more in the archives.
Just in time to tackle a common New Year’s resolution, we released “New Physical Activity Data in Wolfram|Alpha”.
After reading “Computing Valentine’s Day with Wolfram|Alpha”, there was little doubt that we speak math, the universal language of love.
Ever wonder which country consumes the most coffee or sugar? In March, we introduced new data that answers these questions in the post “Food for Thought: Consumption Patterns from Around the World”.
In April we were excited to finally be able to share “Stephen Wolfram’s TED Talk: Computation Is Destined to Be the Defining Idea of Our Future”. The inspirational video quickly became a web favorite.
Where did the time go? In May we celebrated Wolfram|Alpha’s first birthday with the post “Wolfram|Alpha: The First Year”.
Just in time for family reunion season, we published “My Cousin’s Cousin’s Niece’s Grandfather Said to Just Ask Wolfram|Alpha”, to help you identify all of those branches on the family tree.
In July we shared “Ask Wolfram|Alpha about Medical Drug Treatments” to introduce a new functionality in Wolfram|Alpha that allows you to compare how your medical conditions and treatment plans compare to those of other patients.
Kids say the darnedest things. In the post “10 Fun Questions Kids Can Answer with Wolfram|Alpha”, we took a look at how Wolfram|Alpha can help you and your little one answer common curiosities.
In September we gave readers “A Look Inside the Wolfram Data Summit 2010”. The inaugural event brought together key people from many of the world’s great data repositories to exchange ideas and to develop innovative ideas for the future.
To much anticipation by Wolfram|Alpha users, in October we announced that “The Wolfram|Alpha App for Android Has Landed”.
Turning on the heat for the first time in the early winter months is often a dreaded necessity. We hope that “Keeping an Eye on Energy Prices with Wolfram|Alpha” made you feel a little warmer inside.
If there was any money left over after your first heating bill, perhaps you used it to spread a little holiday cheer. Check out historical shopping trends and patterns in the U.S. by reading “Exploring Trends in Holiday Retail Sales”.
In addition to upcoming product releases and new features, what would you like to see us cover in 2011? Leave your suggestions for the blog team in the comments. Happy New Year!