Google Trends Update

The International Herald Tribune has another, more comprehensive survey of what the new search features reveal. Money quote:

While Google emphasizes that its efforts to protect individuals' privacy, the new site does nothing to protect the collective privacy of nations, if such a thing exists - the right of the British to conceal that they look up "handcuffs" most often, or the right of China's leaders to hide that Mandarin ranks second only to English as the language used to look up "democracy," or the right of other officials to hide that Arabic-speaking users rarely look up "democracy."

The Saudis, meanwhile, are obsessed with gay sex. No surprise there.

(Hat tip: GayBlog.)