Idea: Trend tracking from websites

In my last post I spoke about noticing trends in emails. I love the fact that Steam posts some sales statistics,  but even more interesting are the hardware trends one could find if historical data was taken into account. Some years ago I used the Wayback Machine to manually find data points of how 16:9 screens were taking over. They’ve updated the site so there’s no history now, but the idea would simply be to webscrape the service every month and store the data.

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