Exploring Google Trends

I was just exploring the new Google Trends and I found some interesting search pattern.

“With Google Trends, you can compare the world’s interest in your favorite topics. Enter up to five topics and see how often they’ve been searched for on Google over time. Google Trends also displays how frequently your topics have appeared in Google News stories, and which geographic regions have searched for them most often.”

First, I decided to compare different programming environments and see which one is the “trendiest” (Google Trends: Java, .NET and ABAP):

This clearly shows that Java a lot “trendier” than .NET. It also shows no one uses ABAP :-)
It also shows that India is way ahead the other countries which shows, in my opinion, the power of the software industry in India.

On the same note, I decided to drill down into the specific technologies and\or languages in the .NET environments and see what results I’ll get there (Google Trends: .net, asp.net, C#, vb.net):

Again, India is way ahead the other countries. We can also see that C# is more popular that VB.NET.

And to conclude, I decided to check which one of the world’s top software factories has the most hype on the net (Google Trends: Microsoft, Oracle, Google, SAP, IBM):

Google is by far the “trendiest” company on the net and I can’t say its a surprise. I wonder what makes SAP so strong in India compared to other countries…

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