Google trends

Your new toy.  Try "economics, physics".  Three of the top four cities doing the searches are in India.


Who googles "economics"? No, really?

I have my little pet theory that says that you can tell a lot about a person by the degree of rafinement and specificity he puts into his search queries. By that standards, don't fear outsourcing yet.

For comparison, try searching for "ANOVA", "p-value" or "price theory". For a conterexample to my claim, we can try "game theory". :-)

they didn't show up at all for 'nuclear'

More than 15 minutes:

Interestingly, a large part of the Muslim world dominates the rankings for the word 'sex'.

No Iran boost...

Looks like a big spike in "politics" around the U.S. election season in late 2004.

Note that 4 of the top 5 cities for "markets" are in Australia, and markets beat politics by wide margins. In the two U.S. cities in the top 10, New York and Philadelphia, markets beat politics by narrower margins.

But looking at the Regions tab shows that for the United States as a whole, politics beats markets.

Now switch the search order to "politics, markets":

The top 10 cities are in the U.S., starting with Washington, Reston (Virginia), New York, Austin...

I would think it's small Indian penises...

It's almost addicting isn't? I have compiled a Massive List of Google Trends for everyone to use. This will hopefully spark debate, creativity and better development of this fun tool. Please check it out:

Google Trends List

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