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    jamie

    http://news.com.com/Google+unveils+new+applications/2100-1032_3-6070912.html?tag=nefd.top

    notebook sounds interesting ... i tried trends for channel9 vista etc... dont really get it (but im not an advertiser)

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    Larsenal

    Jamie, I think the key thing with trends is the ability to compare search items.  You separate them with commas.  So you can search for "C#, Java" to get a feel for it.  The URL seems to indicate that you'll be able to narrow your search by date and region.


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    jamie

    ahhhh i get it ...  so:

    http://www.google.com/trends?q=netscape%2C+explorer%2C+firefox%2C+safari


    or

    http://www.google.com/trends?q=windows%2C+linux%2C+osx&ctab=0&date=all&geo=all


    or

    http://www.google.com/trends?q=robert+scoble%2C+mini+microsoft&ctab=0&date=all&geo=all
    (mini wins?)

    or

    http://www.google.com/trends?q=bill+gates%2C+donald+trump&ctab=0&date=all&geo=all
    gates trumps trump

    http://www.google.com/trends?q=blue%2C+red%2C+orange&ctab=0&date=all&geo=all


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    jamie

    ms - you should call yours something easier to figure out - like Compare:

    Microsoft
    Compare

    This:
    To This:      l add another box +

    big graph

    summary bar graph
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>        
     l  More charts: EXPAND +
    Search Results for:  Apples Search Results for:  Oranges
    Apples & More
    Links to various apple related items, and lists of apple related facts, compiled by the University of Illinois extension.
    www.urbanext.uiuc.edu/apples/  - 7k - Cached - Similar pages


    Apples & More-Apple Facts
    Apples are the second most valuable fruit grown in the United States. ... In colonial time apples were called winter banana or melt-in-the-mouth. ...
    www.urbanext.uiuc.edu/apples/facts.html  - 15k - Cached - Similar pages
    Oranges Commission
    Apple varieties, history of the association, health and nutrition information, facts, kids' section, recipes, grower profiles, map of growing regions, ...
    www.bestapples.com/  - 11k - Cached - Similar pages

    Washington State Oranges Commission
    Apple varieties, history of the association, health and nutrition information, facts, kids' section, recipes, grower profiles, map of growing regions, ...
    www.bestapples.com/  - 11k - Cached - Similar pages
    News Results for:  Apples News Results for:  Oranges
    Billboard Bits: Apples In Stereo, Siren Fest, Ditty Bops
    Billboard, NY - 3 hours ago
    Veteran indie rock act the Apples In Stereo have been tapped to open for the Strokes on the last five dates of their North American headlining tour. ...
    I’ll see your oranges and raise you 10 buffalo
    Rocky Mountain News, CO - 8 May 2006
    ... As such, if Denver wins, Hickenlooper receives a crate of California oranges, a case of Anaheim chili peppers and a bottle of California wine. ...

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    Manip

    omg! There is some real fun to be had with Google's new search... Did you know that the top two cities that search for the word 'p0rn' (with an 'o') are both located in the UK?

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    Michael Griffiths

    Oooh it's a trend tool!

    That's so cool and interesting and innotative and WOW how did I ever live my life without this unutterably incredible cool tool that will make it so much easier for me to do....

    What, precisely?

    It's interesting, and I imagine useful to measure mindshare (buzz) of a sarch term. Case in point: compare Microsoft to Google. The news volume doesn't change at all. In contrast, the number of searches doesn't change until round about Google's IPO - when it shoots upward to over twice as much and stays there. Funnily enough, Yahoo! dominates over them both... something to do with Yahoo! News?

    But in terms of: Why should we do/use this? - I can't think of many good reasons.

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    jamie

    this is sort of ON topic - but will sound off topic...

    so like title says - more free stuff from google.  so in this one instance - Google Trends, its neat.  Ill use it every now and again

    so lets assume MS wants to ...um... EMBRACE .. this.:O

    then lets assume - that my quick sample above addressed:
    - first use confusion
    - having to use non-intuitive commas
    - a name that represents what you are actually doing:
    (Google Trends / Microsoft Compare)

    assuming (again) that that would get ok'ed asap


    what would need to be done to have an ms version of this out by tomorro at 6pm?

    impossible?

    lets continue assuming...that

    - ms has a web base chart program it could easily "hook" in
    - that really the code isnt that hard to do a compare and show both results

    so why im asking is will we see something like this from ms - in the MONTHS to come ...or tomorro?


    edit:  would just be funny - if you could move that quick - to counter-act like flicking a mosquito off your arm

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    Larsenal

    It would be interesting to see the number of clickthroughs categorized by top level domain.

    So for example, if I search for "C#", maybe I could compare clickthroughs to MSDN vs. Code Project.  These wouldn't be advertising click-throughs, but simple search clickthroughs.  This could illustrate who "owns" particular search phrases over time and within certain locales.

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    Sven Groot

    So that's how Google aims to destroy Microsoft. They do it by releasing a lot of useless junk, which Microsoft then tries to immitate leaving no time for Microsoft to develop the good stuff. Tongue Out

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    Sven Groot

    jamie wrote:
    id thought it was useless till it was explained to me. (thanks larsenal)

    I know what it does and I still think it's useless. I mean, it's googlefight on steroids. They can't be serious about this.

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    jamie

    Sven Groot wrote:
    So that's how Google aims to destroy Microsoft. They do it by releasing a lot of useless junk, which Microsoft then tries to immitate leaving no time for Microsoft to develop the good stuff.


    id thought it was useless till it was explained to me. (thanks larsenal)

    its neat - actually after knowing about it - i cant believe this isnt in all search engines anyway - its so obvious

    maybe forget Microsoft Compare - just add Compare fields to Live - make it a nothing event - downgrade - oh ya ...that...done.

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    alwaysmc2

    http://www.google.com/trends?q=Windows+Vista&ctab=2&date=all&geo=all
    plus, it isn't exactly accurate;  It says the top results for "Windows Vista" (without quotes) are in Romanian.  When I add the quotes it gives the same data without the news events on the right. http://www.google.com/trends?q=%22Windows+Vista%22&ctab=2&date=all&geo=all
    Plus, it isn't really usefull for debate.  "Oh, Google trends says "Firefox" is searched more on Google and "IE."  In your face!"

    I will admit, however, that it is pretty cool and fun to play with.

    edit:
    http://www.google.com/trends?q=spring%2C+summer%2C+fall%2C+winter&ctab=0&date=all&geo=all yep, all of the peaks in their proper places! Cool

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    Larsenal

    It might be useful.  I'm trying to think about how this could be very useful right off the bat.  Hmn...

    Wonder when Nintendo changed the real name from the Revolution to the Wii internally?  Google Trends may have some clues:  http://www.google.com/trends?q=Wii%2C+nintendo+revolution&ctab=0&date=all&geo=all

    Edit: linked the link.

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    jamie

    well the only way to compare against those google results would be by using something else to Compare it with! Wink


    edit: ....by tomorrow....6pm  lol

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    jamie

    Michael Griffiths wrote:
    Oooh it's a trend tool!

    But in terms of: Why should we do/use this? - I can't think of many good reasons.


    students for projects - ad guys - for fun - to illustrate a point would probably be the main use  (just another statistic - or: "info at your fingertips")

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    Stephen

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