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Eclipse effects

America is genuinely worried it went blind today

Google Trends showed a sharp uptick in searches for phrases like "solar eclipse headache," “solar eclipse blind,” “eyes hurt,” "seeing spots," and others.
Gabrielle Bluestone
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Data Visualization Experts Say Search Trend Maps Are Mostly Bunk

Google’s new map shows Canada’s “most misspelled words.”
Kate Lunau

What's Your Country's Favorite Anime? Find Out on This Map

Apparently Japan, Russia, and the United States have very different taste. Who knew?
Beckett Mufson
Stronger Together

People Are Binging ‘The West Wing’ to Cope with the Trump Presidency

The entire run of 'The West Wing' is available on Netflix, with Google Trends data suggesting people are in the mood to binge Aaron Sorkin's classic series.
David Bixenspan

Shia LaBeouf and Drake Amongst Most-Searched GIFs of 2015

It's a good year when experimental video art tops a Google trend.
Beckett Mufson

What is New Zealand Googling?

VICE offices around the world have been using the Godlike, all-seeing power of Google Trends to unearth some awkward truths about our own internet habits. This week was New Zealand's turn.
VICE Staff

What We Learned About Canadians by Looking at Their Weird Google Searches

Google collects and publishes data on the world's Google searches, so we rolled up our sleeves to find the weirdest, freakiest, darkest provinces and territories in Canada based on their Googlin' habits.
VICE Canada

From “Necrophilia” to the “Pain Olympics,” Google Knows What You Search For

Google Trends allows you to figure out which country has searched for any given term the most. We put the tool to use and discovered which countries on this planet are most curious about necrophilia, weed, terrorism, and more. The results were...
Ken Wallingford