1. Anyone interested in girls?
"Hal Varian, a professor of economics at the University of California, Berkeley who also happens to be Google’s chief economist ... believes that data on internet searches can help predict certain kinds of economic statistics before they become available...
"Google Trends ... allows anyone who cares to do so to download an index of the aggregate volume of searches for particular terms or categories. "
- (Internet search data may be useful for forecasters)
Our chauffeur drives a Bugati. photo taken by Manju
2. Anyone want to buy a car?
"If financial services companies are spending 50% less on Google, then some other industries are spending much more.
"If car firms have withdrawn all of their advertising budgets then companies that provide help to people with too much debt must have stepped up what they spend."
- (Google: The Economy In A Tea Cup)
3. Anyone want to buy Google shares?
"Google's share price has fallen almost 60% in the past 15 months... (09 Mar 2009)
- (Google employee share option exchange window closes
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4. What are people reading, according to Google Trends?
Aangirfan, a cooperative of convent school girls, has too few readers to qualify for any Google chart.4. How accurate is Google search?
"Google ... admitted that its staff will pick and choose what appears in its search results...
"I described how a small, self-selected number of people could rig Google's search results"
"One possible example of censorship taking place could be the manipulation of the online film Terror Storm .
"The number of viewings the film had on Google were kept artificially low.
"Speculation this was done so the film would not enter the top 100.
"Google says the problem was a glitch and issued this statement: 'The temporary statistical change in public view was a result of system issues'".
Reportedly, Hackers Rigged Google to Deliver Malware (- PC World)~~
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