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.