The boy who knew too much: a child prodigy

This is the true story of scientific child prodigy, and former baby genius, Ainan Celeste Cawley, written by his father. It is the true story, too, of his gifted brothers and of all the Cawley family. I write also of child prodigy and genius in general: what it is, and how it is so often neglected in the modern world. As a society, we so often fail those we should most hope to see succeed: our gifted children and the gifted adults they become. Site Copyright: Valentine Cawley, 2006 +

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

IMDb Starmeter: up, up, up and away!

The IMDb Starmeter is a very interesting idea. It is found on the Internet Movie Database. What it does, quite simply, is measure the interests of the global internet audience - more specifically, WHO they are interested in, and by how much.

Everyone who is included on IMDb, the Internet Movie Database, has a Starmeter reading. This ranks them in relation to every other celebrity, tv and film professional in history. Well, almost. You see, it is a funny thing, but almost everyone who has distinguished themselves from the 20th century onwards has ended up on television at some time or another - as a result, they have ended up on IMDb, too. The IMDb Starmeter measures the number of people who click on a person's home page on IMDb and tallies up the global interest in that person. Then each person is ranked with respect to every other person. The result is an ordered list of whom, in the world, everyone is interested in.

Not only does the IMDb Starmeter rank people, but the home page of every person listed shows the change in interest in that person, week on week. This is a direct measure of fluctuations in traffic to that person's IMDb page.

Now, a couple of months ago, someone began a listing for my family because of a tv show we had done in the UK. Since then, I have noticed something I think is unusual: every week, our Starmeters have risen. Thus, for a full consecutive two month period, interest in reading our IMDb home pages, has increased week on week. In the last week, for instance, interest in my home page has risen 122% and interest in Ainan's home page has risen 182%. These are pretty big gains considering that in the last eight weeks or so, there have been gains each and every week of anything between 11% and 639%.

So, if you would like to check out our IMDb pages - which are being updated over time, with new credits and listings as and when they are approved, please take a look at the links below. If you would like to track them over time, just take a look every week or so. They are updated at the beginning of the week, US time.

(If you would like to learn more of Ainan Celeste Cawley, a scientific child prodigy, aged eight years and seven months, or his gifted brothers, Fintan, five years exactly, and Tiarnan, twenty-eight months, please go to: I also write of gifted education, IQ, intelligence, the Irish, the Malays, Singapore, College, University, Chemistry, Science, genetics, left-handedness, precocity, child prodigy, child genius, baby genius, adult genius, savant, wunderkind, wonderkind, genio, гений ребенок prodigy, genie, μεγαλοφυία θαύμα παιδιών, bambino, kind.

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If you would like to look at my IMDb listing for which another fifteen credits are to be uploaded, (which will probably take several months before they are accepted) please go to: As I write, the listing is new and brief - however, by the time you read this it might have a dozen or a score of please do take a look. My son, Ainan Celeste Cawley, also has an IMDb listing. His is found at: My wife, Syahidah Osman Cawley, has a listing as well. Hers is found at:

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posted by Valentine Cawley @ 10:57 AM 


Anonymous Ganga said...

Nicely done entry to coincide with the news article on your son - and capitalise on the consequent increase in traffic. You could additionally try submitting to to get traction - you can typically get about 300 to 500 additional referrals per day from there.

Also, if you're into socio-political commentary, you can consider writing for The Online Citizen which is quite widely read as an alternative to ST. I think your style and insights will sit in well with the readers there so, if you're interested, drop me an email and I'll link you up with the editor of TOC.

Well, congrats and all the best then...

7:59 AM  
Blogger Valentine Cawley said...

Thanks Ganga, for your congratulations. They are appreciated. So, too, are your suggestions...I will probably drop you a line, to find out how TOC works.

Kind regards

10:43 AM  
Blogger shawn said...

What is the best way to boost your imdb starmeter my friend went to is this site legit?

8:28 PM  
Blogger Valentine Cawley said...

The only ways, Shawn, that I know to boost your IMDB starmeter are the legitimate ones of getting work, appearing in films and TV and being covered in news and reviews. If any of these things are done, people will look you up on IMDB and find you. This will increase your ranking.

I would not get involved with any site that claimed to be able to boost your ranking. It would be a waste of money for a very simple reason: if you have not worked in film enough to justify the ranking you have, no-one will even believe it. They will know that you are cheating somehow.So, don't even try to cheat the system...just get working! GOod luck.

P.S: I don't know the site you referenced. The official site is simply IMDB.Com

11:00 PM  

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