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Google Trends is a nifty tool from Google Labs.  While it’s not perfect (and shouldn’t be used for any serious analysis), it does allow you to plot a rough approximate of the “zeitgeist” of search term (or terms).

For example, let’s look at the decline of the some of the bigger spyware/adware companies: 180Solutions, Direct Revenue and Claria:


You can see they are on a decline.

Or, let’s look at the overall trend in the search term “spyware”:



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Alex Eckelberry