Website of the day: Google Hot Searches

There are plenty of reasons not to like Google. But you have to admit that they do some things very well indeed. One of the best things about them, apart from the fact that their search algorithm works so well, is that every now and again they have this habit of giving the world something the world didn’t know it needed, but now can’t live without.

Look at Google Maps. They gave us a navigational tool that surpassed most satnavs and they gave it to us for free.  Apple thought they could do better and look what happened there...

Now, they’ve given us a brilliant visualisation of the latest hot searches at Google Trends. This shows you, at a glance, what people are looking for all over the world. It’s simply extraordinary. And perfect for those occasions when you want to try something different. Click on any unfamiliar name or phrase and learn something new.