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Google Zeitgeist Provides Insight into How Google is Used

Dave Aiello wrote, "A number of other Weblogs have pointed to Google Zeitgeist, a statistical summary of user activity on the Google web site. I have mentioned Zeitgeist to a few of friends and many had never heard of it."

"The current Zeitgeist is a sort of year end retrospective for 2001. It's interesting, because many of the illustrated search queries correlate to current events, such as searches done on September 11, or related to television shows like Who Wants to be a Millionaire. Zeitgeist is only one example of the kind of useful feedback information that Google is providing about how Internet users throughout the world are behaving. I will try to illustrate some other information available from Google in future stories on CTDATA.com"

"FWIW, someone asked me what the word zeitgeist means. Although Google defines it in its marketing information, I've provided a link to Dictionary.com for your convenience."

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