Fun with Google Hot Trends

One of the lesser known features of Google’s vast empire is based on one of their most popular productions – Google Hot Trends – basically a continuously-updated version of Zeitgeist. You’re given the 100 most popular searches overall for the day, so let’s have a look at some of them. ๐Ÿ™‚

#8, 86, 90 –,, nbc nightly news.
Why are you searching Google for a website address you hear on TV? I think a lot of that has to do with people are now using their Google Toolbars (this would mostly be IE users probably) as a de-facto address bar. Save yourself a click, folks. Use the address bar. ๐Ÿ™‚ Also, if you don’t know where the NBC Nightly News website is….I’ll reserve judgement. ๐Ÿ˜‰

#12, 13, 21, 26, 28, 29, 31, 32, 35, 72, 75, 76, 78, 87, 93, 98 – hurricane Flossie, KITV, KGMB, Hawaii Hurricane, Hawaii weather, KHNL, hawaii news, KHON, Hilo webcam, KGMB News, Hawaii Channel, Maui Weather, Central Pacific Hurricane Center, Hawaii earthquake, Honolulu Advertiser, Hurricane Watch.
This is definitely the power of a major weather situation. Hurricane Flossie is spinning near the Hawaiian archipelago, but isn’t expected to make a direct impact. The most recent Hurricane to impact the state was Hurricane Dora, but most people remember Hurricane Iniki (#81 yesterday) more – that was only a couple of weeks after Andrew devastated South Florida in 1992. However, hurricanes are unpredictable, though I will venture to guess that folks there know what to do.

In other news, there was the passing of legendary Yankee Phil Rizzuto and the Duct tape bandit will be brought to justice. Apparently there will be a new season of Flavor of Love – apparently Flava can’t find the right woman? Then again, “New York” can’t find the right man since there’s an I love New York 2 planned…vh1 makes money, therefore you can’t find love, I guess… At least it’s not the case of another wrestler dying, which, while very sad, is becoming way too frequent now. Maybe Yogi Berra has some advice for them? Ok, that went too far. I’ll just stick to watching “Dirty Jobs” from Vomit Island…