posted on Nov, 8 2012 @ 05:24 AM
reply to post by FortAnthem
When I clicked the link from the article that parameter was set to the U.S. Probably for my "convenience." When I set if to the whole world, you're
right, the chart did not change. When I set it back to the U.S, it still did not change, and when I further selected . and then selected by region, it
went to by state and if you hover over the states it breaks it down further. But you're right. the chart doesn't change much.
Originally posted by timetothink
reply to post by ~Lucidity
I didn't see any political statement in the op.
A wee bit defensive?
Simple statement on the trend of the day on a search engine.
Defensive about? The fact that someone takes and article entitled "As America votes, America also wonders, 'who's running'?" and then without
investigating or thinking logically takes said article at face value and proceeds to use said opinion to further imply that "Americans" are dumb and
that the lord needs to help us? Yeah, I'm defensive about spin, bad journalism uncorroborated by any facts, and the convenient use of such an article
(opinion) to declare that it actually means something at such a surface level.
Plenty of people worldwide who didn't probably used that search term too and probably didn't get those ahem targeted "he omnipresent radio, TV and Web
ads" either. Plenty of other reasons people may have been searching this term or why the term surged this years...kids doing research among them, as
someone said, or even just more people with access to Google over the years, as someone else mentioned.I myself used that very search term on election
day to see which third party candidates were on the ballot.
And perhaps even some positive inferences could be derived here, such as people taking an actual interest in whose running or becoming more aware.
And, yeah, posting said article in the ELECTION forum and discussing the AMERICAN vote is not political at all.
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