15 de noviembre de 2011

Lunch and Love or On How People are Predictable

*Note: when I wrote this I embedded some graphs directly from Insights, now they won't show as now the name of the service is Trends.

When searching for more Google services I found Google Insight (I already knew about it but tried it again) so I started typing some words on the search box to get some cute graphs. All of the sudden I typed "music" and much to my surprise the graph looked just like a sound wave, or more precisely like a cardiogram.

If you take a closer look at the last graph you'll find out that people searches for music arise on Saturdays and decrease on Mondays. Do I need to explain why? I think is quite obvious.

So I thought, What about "love"? And even more surprisingly I found that the love graph was also like a "sound wave", and I mean surprinsingly because I thought love was something we were always looking for, but now I know that we need it the most on Saturday nights. Searches for love arise on Saturdays and sometimes arise one or two points more on Sundays, while music searches seem to arise on Saturdays and decrease one or two points on Sundays.

After all this fuzz I was like -Is this always like this?- Isn't there any term that arises on weekdays and decreases on weekends? It has to be, then I thought of the term "lunch", obviously the last thing we would think of on weekends is lunch, because, at least for me, is a term related to "work". And I was right.

Searches for "lunch" arise on Mondays and decrease on Saturdays. Oh yes, people are predictable. So the conclusions for this research are that while people try to satisfy theirs stomachs during the weekdays, a hard shift demmands it, they are trying to satisfy their hearts on weekends, What better day to love than saturday?

*Lunch is shown in blue while love is shown in red, this last graph was made up in Photoshop by overlaying both graphs so the difference would be visible, when love arises lunch decreases and when lunch arises love decreases, there is no correlation between both terms whatsoever, just the "week's ups and downs".

1 comentario:

Curtis dijo...

Cool! Very interesting research, Gumshoe Extranjero!