Google Zeitgeist now breaks down stats by country
July 10, 2002 8:30 AM   Subscribe

Google Zeitgeist now breaks down stats by country (Scroll down.) Most gaining search term in France: "Britney Spears" Zut alors!
posted by Mwongozi (18 comments total)
Yahoo! did the same thing with its Buzz Index recently.
posted by hitsman at 8:56 AM on July 10, 2002

Makes tIrEd/WiReD look like phrenology.
posted by straight at 9:15 AM on July 10, 2002

The love parade was only number six? For shame! Any MeFi'tes who have been to Berlin during the Love Parade knows that it should be number one.
posted by plemeljr at 9:23 AM on July 10, 2002

when did the add browser statistics? I sent them an email suggesting that a while ago and would like to think that I am solely responsible
posted by Mick at 9:48 AM on July 10, 2002

Most gaining search term in all countries :

Britney Spears

(i have no data to back up these probable claims)
posted by Satapher at 10:18 AM on July 10, 2002

Zut alors!

I finally understand that Zappa album title.

That's right, American! And proud of it!
posted by luser at 10:38 AM on July 10, 2002

Isn't France often worried about the degradation of its culture, especially in the face of American culture? Seems that French culture's worst enemy right now is what French people want to know about.
posted by holycola at 10:57 AM on July 10, 2002

Is IE 6 that good or is it because it comes on new machines?
posted by mblandi at 12:14 PM on July 10, 2002

IE 6 is like IE 5.5 on creatine.
posted by eatitlive at 1:11 PM on July 10, 2002

Holycola: yes we are. Our musical culture is getting worse and worse, with all these dance/r'n'b acts copied on the latest americain/english trademarks. Yuk.
Luckily, some good artists remain...
posted by XiBe at 2:18 PM on July 10, 2002

What were all the British searching "big brother" for?
posted by yhbc at 2:36 PM on July 10, 2002

yhbc big brother is a TV show, reality TV. kinda like survivor I think without the vegitation... I'm talking from ignorance (as per usual) cos I've never seen either of them.
posted by selton at 3:29 PM on July 10, 2002

Big Brother UK 3
posted by Mwongozi at 4:04 PM on July 10, 2002

> What were all the British searching "big brother" for?
They lock 20 people in a house with two-way mirrors and record their every move. Record them taking a shower, in the toilet, having spas, and sleeping. Each week the house-mates vote on who they don't like among them (the girl who left the milk out over night, for example) and the 3 most disliked are put up for public eviction on a 0900 number. The housemates have no TV, no interw3b, no radio, and no newspapers. After a month they're bored out of their mind. They run around and make faces at the few cameras that they can see. They crave feedback. They have fights out of boredom. Occasionally the show's management prod the dozy tenants by reducing their weekly food budget, or by making them put on a talent show where a big bloke lip-syncs to Kylie. It's interesting and irritating because of the intimate conversions.

(though every country has it's own tweaks - the brit one had a wall down the middle to seperate the rich and the poor, apparently)
posted by holloway at 4:19 PM on July 10, 2002

I must say that the measly 1% of Linux users is rather disheartening. I guess it's good to get a full percentage point, but are there really so few Linux users?
posted by jaden at 8:36 PM on July 10, 2002

holloway - we have a version here as well (the second series has just finished).

Not only do they take away TV etc, but tobacco is also banned, which makes the first week or so interesting. In the local version, they are given challenges to earn their weekly food budget.

The first series was mildly interesting for novelty value if nothing else, but the second series didn't rate a look from me.
posted by dg at 9:03 PM on July 10, 2002

Only some countres appear, and Australia doesn't seem worth including. In fact, we don't even get a local google engine; is owned by "Google Web Hosting", which really isn't very useful...
posted by Lionfire at 11:10 PM on July 10, 2002

Lionfire, I noticed that too and wondered why someone went to the trouble of satisfying the requirements of a .au domain name to "reserve" I can only guess that they are waiting for Google to offer them squillions to relinquish the name. Fat chance.
posted by dg at 11:29 PM on July 10, 2002

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