What you lookin’ at?

Ever wonder what other people look up on the Internet? Well, Google is ready to tell you with it’s new product, Google Trend. It allows you to search a term, any term, and find out where in the world (and during which years, starting in 2004) that search was the most popular. So, for instance, more people have looked up “Chico State” in Oroville than anywhere else in the world between 2004 and now. Google Trend also offers links to news articles that came out during peak times for that specific search. Neato! So, here’s a quick look at a few search terms and where they’ve been most popular over the past few years:

Saddam1. Rabat, Morocco
2. Washington, D.C.
3. New York City
Terrorism 1. Canberra, Australia
2. Washington, D.C.
3. Reston, Va.
Iraq war 1. Washington, D.C.
2. Honolulu
3. Madison, Wisc.
Global warming 1. Perth, Australia
2. Adelaide, Australia
3. Brisbane, Australia
Sex 1. Chennai, India
2. New Delhi, India
3. Adana, Turkey
Sierra Nevada 1. Granada, Spain
2. Gibraltar, Gibraltar
3. Reno, Nev.
(7. Chico)
Chico State 1. Oroville
2. Chico
3. Redding

Source: www.google.com/trends