Apr 26, 2004

fever pitch

I wish I had been tracking and charting this along the way. On December 12, 2003 a Google search for the phrase “google ipo” pulled about 16,700 results. Today, the same search yields about 52,500. Note to meme watchers and keyword speculators: imagine the wave of schadenfreude that’ll be unleashed if the Google IPO doesn’t perform spectacularly…

(Somewhat relatedly, someone should scrape and syndicate the weekly zeitgeist results -- top 10 gainers, top 10 losers. Top two declining queries for the week of 4/19? “Lindows” and “easter bunny.” Wouldn’t Michael Robertson look great in a bunny suit?)