Google Trends

Everyone’s been hyping Google Trends lately, so I’d thought I’d take a peek at it. Really didn’t find anything that terribly interesting until I started filtering and focusing on things. Check out a couple of examples below. If I discover more, I’ll add them later.

  • Darfur vs Iran: Seems like more people in the United States over the last month are become more aware of and interested in Darfur than Iran. Nice to see people taking more interest in today’s reality versus tomorrow’s possibilities.
     
  • Al Gore & Global Warming: Is Al Gore helping to bring more awareness to global warming in the United States? Kind of looks like that. In the latter part of 2005 and the beginning of 2006, it looks like each peak of interest in him has also brought a dramatic rise of interest in global warming.