Thursday, July 27, 2006

Trendspotting

There was an article in Sports Illustrated this week about google's newest piece of brilliance (Sheldon, if you haven't seen this you'll love it). Salt Lake leads the world in searching for "nude volleyball", jeopardy, and mullets. Apparently The Simpsons are huge in Australia and the Brits love Bill and Ted. Who can find the most surprising number one city?

http://www.google.com/trends

8 Comments:

At 7/28/2006 02:22:00 PM,

sweet!!!

http://www.google.com/trends?q=jell-o&ctab=0&geo=all&date=all

SLC is #2 for Jell-O searches

 
At 7/28/2006 02:37:00 PM,

Here are the top 4 cities under a Google search of "depression"

1. Perth, Australia
2. Melbourne, Australia
3. Brisbane, Australia
4. Sydney, Australia

How depressing.

 
At 7/28/2006 02:52:00 PM,

Other Salt Lake notables:

"Garments" - #1
"Heck" - #1
"Mini van" - #5
"Prozac" - #6

 
At 7/29/2006 01:00:00 PM,

So admittedly I spent 10 minutes trying to find things that would embarrass Salt Lake... but I think I succeeded. It's number one in searching both "College Coeds" and "Hot Teens" but loses out to Idaho on "Family Home Evening"... draw your own conclusions.

 
At 7/29/2006 04:37:00 PM,

There are two ways to go about finding embarrassing data on Salt Lake City search trends:

1) enter weird search terms in Google Trends

2) enter in Google "Google Trends Salt Lake City"

The second strategy is a lot faster, and a lot more interesting. You get all the weird results that others have already found... you'll be surprised. And disturbed. And you'll also have to remember that 65% of SLC is not LDS, for the record.

 
At 7/30/2006 05:54:00 PM,

Does this surprise anyone? When that Peterman guy was taken to court for selling porn, didn't he win his case after the defense showed Provo residents used porn more than other cities of the same size? I think Utahns are probably just better at hiding it. 

Posted by jjohnsen

 
At 8/02/2006 12:49:00 AM,

Where are you getting your stats Sheldon? All the recent demographic breakdowns I've seen cite 50% of the population in Salt Lake City as LDS. I just spent twenty minutes searching online and could find nothing supporting a 35% figure.

 
At 11/27/2006 08:16:00 AM,

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