Howdy, me again. Before I ask this question, I'd like to let the head hanchos and the rest know that I actually did do a search this time ( gasp ). I don't have an aversion to search buttons...

Since there's a little lull b/w projects right now, I've been trying to find a decent way to research popular consumer products (those that are mainly searched for through the search engines). During my search, I came across a fantasy program by Yahoo called Yahoo Buzz.

Here's my question(s): Is there a general Yahoo Buzz category for all products, rather than just the tech field? Can anyone join it?

Another question: Do you use something like this to get some kidn of general idea? If not, is there something else you use to find what's hot in the consumer world?