Google Zeitgeist 2012

There's just over two weeks left in 2012, and that means every major site and service is doing some kind of "year in review" feature. There's one company that has some of the most interesting data to analyze though, and that's Google. The search giant has packaged up all of its search data and insights from 2012 and released an app to let Android users have a look. The app itself is functional and works just fine, but what's cool is everything inside.

You can choose to view a "Global Top 10" or just United States lists, but in either case you get a breakdown of the top 10 searches in different categories. There's News, Pop Culture, Fashion, Lifestyle, Science, Tech & Gadgets (several Nexus entries here), Sports, Humanities and Cities available -- each having more granular categories within. There's also a pretty great video that gives you a look at the year all in one quick summary.

This is definitely worth a look in both the app and on the web. You can find the former at the Play Store link above, the latter at the source link below.

Source: Google Zeitgeist 2012

 
There are 5 comments

joeynumbers says:

Sounds good

theTallest says:

Launched the app and was presented with a login screen. No register option, no Help screen. Useless.

Alan Carroll says:

Isn't it a Google app?

"This item cannot be installed in your device's country."

SADFACE

chronophilos says:

If Google is set on denying apps and services to the non American world, perhaps they should stop taking revenue from them.