15 January 2009

The Beatles vs. The Rolling Stones vs. John Lennon vs. Paul McCartney vs. Mick Jagger

I faced off the two classic rock bands and their lead men:

The Beatles, even though they no longer exist, were more than twice as Google-popular as the Stones who still do. Similarly, the deceased Lennon trumped the others. But what about their respective country rankings?

Interesting: Argentina dominated in most terms. The UK was only interested in the individuals, not the bands. Latin America was especially into the bands. McCartney formed an exception in that he was foremost popular in Canada, the US and the UK.

13 January 2009

Israel vs. Lebanon vs. Gaza vs. Palestine

Today, a Google Insights look at the bloody history of a region of the world known all too well for the wrong reasons:

Yes, sadly and as expected, all peaks marked bloodshed: the 2006 Lebanon War, the current umpteenth Gaza "incursion" (sic), etc. All bloody depressing, predictable and actually preventable if common sense were to finally prevail...

Copyright Takver; CC Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic; "Home made placard from Melbourne [Australia] protest December 30, 2008 about Israel's attack on Gaza."