Wednesday, March 3, 2010

How The Daily Show Finds All Those Clips....

I was listening to This Week in Tech (TWiT), (thanks npg for turning me on to Leo Laporte and friends) which, IMHO, is the best podcast on the net.

Leo was told on this Sunday's podcast that The Daily Show uses SnapStream to find all of those snippets.  SnapStream allows you to enter text then searches TV streams for occurrences of that search string.  For they have a free test  example, this is a search of "Health Care".

They have both consumer and enterprise products.   I thought this was interesting to show what tools that the comedy writers at The Daily Show likely use on a hourly basis.