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The Google Beat

google beat logoDo you like to keep yourself on top of all the latest trends & happenings around you? Then you must try out the Google Beat. Google beat is a regular video series with it’s host Anne Espiritu, who goes over some of the hottest searches on Google in the United States. The search data is compiled from Google’s very own public tools like Google Trends & Google Insights for search and they are presented in a nice High Definition video podcast with some context & news surrounding the searches.

Google Beat – Premier Episode 1

Google Blog officially announced the opening of the Google beat youtube channel today and writes:

Using data from Google Trends, Google Insights for Search and some additional tools, the Google Beat will give you a snapshot of some of the topics that prompted people to turn to the web over the past week. You’ve probably seen our previous deep dives into Google search trends, like our annual year-end Zeitgeist and posts here about search trends related to events like the World Cup, the Oscars® and beyond. Searches can be unexpected, and sometimes what’s popular one week could never have been predicted the week before (think of Falcon Heene, last October’s “balloon boy” or Steven Slater). We’re looking forward to seeing what our data will reveal.

So if you are interested you should check out Google beats premier video embedded above (or click here), and don’t forget to subscribe to the Google Beat YouTube channel to get the regular updates.

Personally I really like the idea and I did enjoy the premier video. However I’d love the videos to be slightly longer and cover some of the international searches too. In case Google hasn’t noticed, there are people who uses google search outside the U.S.


So, what do you think ?