Nostalgia for a younger internet?

Not only can you Google yourself now, but Google has made available their index for January of 2001 to help celebrate their 10th birthday.  Not only can you Google yourself, but you may be able to see some trends (though, for any correct statistical inference, you would want to control for the number of websites in existence).

For example, given the past 7 years, it looks like Bayesian statistics has grown by a factor of 10. 2001, 2008.
Barack Obama in 2001, 2008.
John McCain in 2001, 2008.

Geroge W. Bush has grown by a factor of 58 over his tenutre.

Michael A. Allen

About Michael A. Allen

Michael is an Assistant Professor in Political Science at Boise State University with a focus in International Relations, Comparative Politics, and Methodology (quantitative and formal). His work includes issues related to military basing abroad, asymmetric relations, cooperation, and conflict. He received his Ph.D from Binghamton University in 2011.

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