Monday, July 28, 2008

Who Was More Popular During the Democratic Primary, Hillary Clinton or UFO’s?

According to Google Trends, UFO’s – At least by search volume.

Now I realize that the Presidential election is a US phenomenon with most resulting interest being in the United States, while the entire world can be interested in searching Google for UFOs. Still, given that the rest of the world was also quite interested in the Clinton/Obama contest and that much of the English-speaking (and searching) Internet community resides in America, this is still a very interesting result.

Of course this is not a scientific study, but the numbers are still fascinating - even at her peak, UFO’s seem to be as interesting as the fallen angel of pants suits. Apparently something happened around June, as her search volume just plummets.

I guess there’s just something to be said for the unknown – It’s mysterious, uncertain and probably will never have much real impact on our day-to-day lives, but it still commands more of our attention than the most fiercely-contested Presidential primary in United States history.

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