Very Trendy

Thursday, May 11th, 2006, 10:39 am

Read a post by Andrew Sullivan today where he mentions a new feature at Google called Google Trends. Plug in a subject and Google will graph the search and news volume for that topic. So I plugged in poker and saw how the game has waxed and waned in our global consciousness. It even flags certain peaks and valleys and links to news stories that may give some context. Pretty neat feature.

The city with the most searches for poker? Vegas, natch. Number two? Stockholm. The top five countries? Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Canada, and Iceland. Have I mentioned in this poker blog recently that I love Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Canada, and Iceland? I do love them, very much.

Crap. I tried “Mean Gene” and got an error message that reads “Your terms do not have enough search volume to show graphs”. Damn my anonymity.

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4 Responses to “Very Trendy”

  1. DuggleBogey Says:

    I did a google trend compare with “blog” vs “poker.”

    Interesting that “blog” scored higher than “poker” in every region except the US.

  2. donkeypuncher Says:

    Sweet! I’ll be in Denmark and Sweden in a few weeks. Time to do some research!

  3. LAS VEGAS HOTEL FLIGHT MANDALA Says:

    I was wondering if the fjords are being affected by global warming in Scandanavia?

  4. Phil C Says:

    I sometimes wake up in a sweat thinking that online poker’ll go out of fashion and it’ll just be a few thousand mean players looking to roll the odd sucker who strolls into the wrong room. No sign of that so far, mercifully.

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