Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Google Trends

Talk about the bully pulpit.  I compared mentions of John Boehner to Barack Obama over the last three months and the Speaker barely registered.  You can do the same over any year, between two dates from 2004 to the present.  for an interesting exercise in class on Google Trends.  It, as this article shows, is a good way to show how fleeting is our aggregate media interest pointing out that no one seems to care about the kidnapped Nigerian girls even though another 60 have since been captured by Boko Haram. 

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