Seeing the world as Google does: Google Trends

Eric | November 5, 2007

I just learned about the existence of Google Trends. This service allows you to show a graph of how often certain search terms are looked for over time. The typical periodical patterns arise with queries like “gifts“. A growing pattern can be found for example when entering “global warming” (except in the ignorant United States). On the other hand, a query for “microsoft support” suggests that their software indeed has become better over the past few years! Apple seems more worrisome with respect to that. If you compare the two with Linux however, the situation seems pretty clear. Pretty interesting stuff, I find!