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Google Trends on Dune

Postby Phaedrus » 02 Sep 2008 23:22

I don't know who here is familiar with Google Trends, but it's basically a neat way to find out what people have been googling over the years.

Apply this concept to Dune, and you get some very interesting results.

http://www.google.com/trends?q=frank+he ... all&sort=0

Google searches for the names of Dune authors(I included "kja" as that's how people seem to refer to him, and probably has plenty of internet usage.)

Of the three, only Frank Herbert has enough searches to justify a graph. In other words, Kevin J. Anderson and Brian Herbert are essentially irrelevant in terms of Google searches.*

There are only three Dune titles that yield a graph(aside from the original novel, which is obviously obscured by searches about sand dunes).

http://www.google.com/trends?q=Sandworm ... l&date=all

Children of Dune probably got that boost from the miniseries. But you'll notice that on Google, at least, a terrible SciFi miniseries produced more interest than the "stunning conclusion to the Dune series."

Finally, here's a trend analysis that shows you just how much Frank Herbert is Googled when compared to some more....popular search terms.

http://www.google.com/trends?q=Frank+He ... all&sort=1

My conclusion of this data analysis: Frank Herbert is relevant enough to search on Google, while the hacks aren't even close. But not even Frank Herbert is as popular as oral and anal sex.

*Google Trends compares the search volume for a particular search term to the entire volume of Google searches, so it's not all that surprising.
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Re: Google Trends on Dune

Postby SandChigger » 02 Sep 2008 23:47

Phaedrus wrote:But not even Frank Herbert is as popular as oral and anal sex.

Well, I know if I had MY druthers.... :P
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Postby GamePlayer » 03 Sep 2008 00:00

If the internet was around during the 60's, you can bet your ass Frank Herbert and several other favoured authors favoured by those in the sexual revolution (Heinlein) would have been as popular as oral and anal :)
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Postby Ampoliros » 03 Sep 2008 02:43

What happened in 2006 that made Anal Sex so popular?

"Hunters was released in August 2006"

I guess people were just getting ready for something uncomfortable.
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Postby chanilover » 03 Sep 2008 15:08

Ampoliros wrote:What happened in 2006 that made Anal Sex so popular?



That was when I first started messing around on forums.
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Postby Hunchback Jack » 03 Sep 2008 19:02

Interesting that on the first graph, the "kja" references were overwhelmingly from Germany, on german pages. I wonder if there's a group or organisation in Germany called the KJA?

If so, KJA references vs FH references is even more minuscule.

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Postby Spicelon » 03 Sep 2008 22:39

Ampoliros wrote:stuff


I dunno 'bout Gaeta, Amp. Been theorized for a while, but I'm not so sure.
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Postby Ampoliros » 03 Sep 2008 22:50

I've believed Gaeta to be a Cylon since season 1. Because he is one.
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Postby Spicelon » 03 Sep 2008 22:51

But what if you're wrong? Are you stalking RDM? ;)
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Postby Rakis » 03 Sep 2008 22:59

chanilover wrote:
Ampoliros wrote:What happened in 2006 that made Anal Sex so popular?



That was when I first started messing around on forums.


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Postby TheDukester » 03 Sep 2008 23:17

Ampoliros wrote:I've believed Gaeta to be a Cylon since season 1. Because he is one.

The last Cylon is clearly the shark. The one that BSG jumped over about halfway through the third season.
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Postby Spicelon » 04 Sep 2008 07:24

TheDukester wrote:
Ampoliros wrote:I've believed Gaeta to be a Cylon since season 1. Because he is one.

The last Cylon is clearly the shark. The one that BSG jumped over about halfway through the third season.


Alarmist speculation. Third season, as a whole, was the weakest in the run
to data, but hardly shark-jumping. Don't be a poo poo face, mmmkay? ;)
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Postby A Thing of Eternity » 04 Sep 2008 12:57

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Postby GamePlayer » 04 Sep 2008 14:28

Bruce Wayne is the final cylon :)
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Postby TheDukester » 04 Sep 2008 17:25

Season 4? The one where they find out that Peter Parker is Spider-Man?
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Postby trang » 07 Sep 2008 01:42

steve austin is the 5th cylon.

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Postby Tleszer » 07 Sep 2008 07:53

trang wrote:steve austin is the 5th cylon.

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You have just blown my mind.
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