Google Trends - new popularity analysis tool?

 

Happened to come across couple of posts that talked about Google Trends and how they can be utilized to check the popularity of few things:

On the Web, If You're Not Growing, You're Dying

Bollywood Actresses: Who's Google Hot and Who's Google Not?

Interesting to see how the popularity of actresses on the web really indicates the career graph... movie hits.. some big gossips about them.... some changes in their personal life has really kicked a new interest in finding about their profile :)

I did the same with Intuit and surprisingly found Canada providing more web traffic to intuit searches than US. Popularity seems to have decreased but time to get back to the old ways :).. Also happy to find India being a great traffic provider :-)

http://www.google.com/trends?q=Intuit

Quicken, QuickBooks, TurboTax are interesting to check too... Check all together in this link!

Google Trends - new popularity analysis tool?

 

Happened to come across couple of posts that talked about Google Trends and how they can be utilized to check the popularity of few things:

On the Web, If You're Not Growing, You're DyingBollywood Actresses: Who's Google Hot and Who's Google Not?

Interesting to see how the popularity of actresses on the web really indicates the career graph... movie hits.. some big gossips about them.... some changes in their personal life has really kicked a new interest in finding about their profile :)

I did the same with Intuit and surprisingly found Canada providing more web traffic to intuit searches than US. Popularity seems to have decreased but time to get back to the old ways :).. Also happy to find India being a great traffic provider :-)

http://www.google.com/trends?q=Intuit

Quicken, QuickBooks, TurboTax are interesting to check too... Check all together in this link!

Getting Old - New companions?

 

School friends...  College friends... engineering classmates are always fun to be with... all are of your age and you invariably think on the same lines.. .grow up together.. learn from each other proactively and more importantly enjoy life as it is...

Days go on and once u r out all alone in the big bad world! (copied 'line' from many movies), things do change.. . I was lucky in an aspect that in both Oracle and MindTree, I started off with a bunch of "Freshers" and created a great bond. Microsoft and Intuit has been different in many aspects that most of my colleagues were either atleast 2 yrs behind my experience or +4 yrs of mine. Microsoft was fun in that most friends were junior and were just trying to get a foothold into the software industry.. working hard to learn something but at the same time they were with all the "collegian" attitude... hanging out.. commenting on girls. .. playing games.. etc.. Intuit is the other way round.. Most being more experienced. .. general lunch talks revolve over the active political scenario. .. shares. .. economics. .. and sometimes sports (and here too tennis, golf, f1s etc are more prominent than cricket).. Not that I hv changed and participate in those talks.. but being a active listener, thought can share my thoughts :)..

Changing times definitely & I better change with it :)

Free/Readily Available Food ?

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Being a junkie (junk food eater/filler)... I always liked to (and still do) eat lots of junk foods... Evening snacks (bajji's... samosas.. chats like masala puri) are still a must everyday.

Chips.. Cool drinks in Oracle. ... Good Day biscuits in MT.. Cool drinks & evening snacks in Microsoft were all great to start off with.. . infact we had our own algo (timings) to make sure we would get Good Day biscuits in the evening in MT... Days pass on and definitely the craze dies now... Everytime I see the biscuits dumped in a box in my new office & no one caring to take one or two pieces, I wonder about those days.

Snacks which I used to adore once are now in coffee day but hv almost stopped eating them.. Is it that I hv become old and enjoy healthy home food? Not sure.. but have observed it in many colleagues too...  So I do still wonder why is it that food which is free and readily available looses out it's charms quite fast....

Mauritius

My sis and B-I-L had gone to Mauritius.. The place does look amazing.. Isn't it? waiting to see the "paradise" myself ;-)