It's International Women's Day, the Most Popular Time of Year for Searches of 'International Men's Day'

Today is International Women’s Day, a day when we’re meant to celebrate the accomplishments of (and reflect on the ongoing struggles for equality by) those people who identify as women. Google Trends reveals it’s also the single most popular day in the calendar year for the angry or curious to ask their computers that…

Google Swears It Didn't Nerf Giphy in Search After Exec Bragged 'We Own Happy Birthday Now'

On October 3rd, the founders of the GIF search engine Giphy were riding high. A cover story in Fast Company chronicled the company’s rise to power and execs were spouting off about their dominance. One claimed that Giphy’s hold on search results is so strong “we own happy birthday now.” The next day, the company’s…

Google Data Says We're Ready To Talk About Gun Control, But We Probably Won't

The Wall Street Journal picked up a hope-inspiring dataset from Google showing a swift change in gun-related searching habits from before and after the San Bernardino shootings. It showed a massive spike for “gun control” searches (blue in the image above) related to “gun shop” searches (red). Yes, maybe we’re finally…