__/ [ wd ] on Thursday 11 May 2006 12:56 \__
> On Thu, 11 May 2006 04:28:16 +0100, Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>> Brand new Google Labs product: "See what the world is searching for"
> Some of the results look very odd, but it is interesting. I wonder how
> much of an effect automated queries have on the results.
> For travel-related terms, Dublin is doing some oddly heavy queries.
> I typed in 'porn' and it says Manchester and Birmingham lead the pack for
> cities, but Australia and South Africa are the leading regions.
> For 'search engine optimization' India and Philippines were the leading
> regions by far...
Intersting. When I tried it earlier (hours after it was announced) I could
only get U.S. States and Canadian provinces. It was somewhat uninteresting
because of social, cultural, racial, and political uniformity. I wonder if
they scale the bars based on population size or some other factor. I only
spent a couple of minutes with the tool and then thought: *aha*! That's
just what Noticedtrends has been preaching about and longing for. I didn't
realise that somebody else had beat me to it...
Roy S. Schestowitz
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