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You might already be familiar with Hot Trends, which lists the fastest rising searches on the web at any given hour. Now, when you search Google.com and your query matches one of the top 100 fastest-rising search terms, we'll show you a graph at the bottom of page, with more information — like how popular the query is, how fast it's rising over time, and other useful data.To coincide with this change, we've also reduced the number of trends listed on the Google Hot Trends homepage to 40 from 100. This feature, however, will show up for any query that matches the top 100. We hope this change will make for a simpler user experience, and help you focus better on the top, most interesting content.
This new feature is available in the U.S. and Japan.
Bright colorful pictures make people happy!
<scene cuts to 2 year-olds clapping gleefully over sparkling, shiny things>
This summer we have seen the full and final conversion of Google, academic innovator, inspiring the world to be a better place
Goog, the lowest common denominator marketing, throwing out dumbed-down slop to the masses.
For what? Why?
I'll let others decide.
This goes back to that discussion we had with MC about a year ago now about this exact subject.
What the Masses Search for?
the WEBMASTERS who specialize in creating pages on everything from
"Paris Hilton" to "How Einstein's Theory of Relativity and Modern Quantum Physics Differ"?
Goog Exec #1 and Employee #1 didn't seem to get it then, and that's why this current story doesn't make sense either.
reduce some of the trend spamming
No doubt you are right.
in your perfect world, what would be the top ten right now?
More of a mix, that's for sure. For instance, where is the popular interest for international relations, the global economy, or the cutting edge of science? Anyone who ever watches Jay Leno's Jaywalking feature knows that the woman and man on the street today can barely tell fact from fiction.
I'd love to see this Hot Terms page at least segregate pop culture "edutainment" from a few other keyword lists that are more related to the world we really live in. Of course, I wish the same for most of our offline "news" sources as well.