Assessing the Methods, Tools, and Statistical Approaches in Google Trends Research: Systematic Review (JMIR)

JMIR: Assessing the Methods, Tools, and Statistical Approaches in Google Trends Research: Systematic Review. “In the era of information overload, are big data analytics the answer to access and better manage available knowledge? Over the last decade, the use of Web-based data in public health issues, that is, infodemiology, has been proven useful in assessing various aspects of human behavior. Google Trends is the most popular tool to gather such information, and it has been used in several topics up to this point, with health and medicine being the most focused subject. Web-based behavior is monitored and analyzed in order to examine actual human behavior so as to predict, better assess, and even prevent health-related issues that constantly arise in everyday life.”

Mashable: Google search data shows just how horrible the year 2017 really was

Mashable: Google search data shows just how horrible the year 2017 really was. “2017 was a very bad year, and Google’s here to remind us of that. The tech giant released a list and ‘Year in Search 2017’ video detailing all of 2017’s highest-trending searches, which, as you may have guessed are all fairly grim.”