Thursday, April 19, 2007

Email spelling

Moved in part by the argument on the bottom of this page,

I am dropping the hyphen when I write the word email. Goodbye, brave hyphen that was once in "email". You helped bring a culture into its modern day. I will remember you fondly.

Thursday, April 05, 2007

More Fun with Google Trends

I heart Google Trends. There's so much in there to find, if you have the right queries to tease out real trends. I was playing on Google Trends again today, and I thought I would share my results...

If the last three years has anything to say about it, gardening is on a slow and steady decline. (Sad; let's hope it's just misguided statistics!)

While we're on the topic of seasonal searches, check out this pattern for "calories". Holy new year's resolution!

This one I thought was odd. Searches for "database" and various competing database products all seem to ebb and flow together. It's as if people don't get excited about (or bored with) SQL Server, or MySQL. They all get excited and bored together. I can't figure this one out.

And finally, I've been following the popularity of OpenID (that is, this graph) for a while now. It's about time OpenID gets more searches than the DC Comics superhero, Green Lantern.