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Amnesia! Google/Trends Lost Memory Of Ron Paul

      Be on the lookout. Google/Trends:
        Media & news references lost.
      Bias noted.

Google/Trends seen wearing blinders.

Notice:
Google/Trends help shows how to use multiplee search tokens [quote-", or-|, group -()]
http://www.google.com/intl/en/trends/about.html#6

    To see how many searches were done for either “snow boots” or “sneakers”, use parentheses around the multi-word term: (snow boots) | sneakers.
      "When all else fails, read directions."

That is: Ron Paul ≠ "Ron Paul" (handle terms w/ care; order is important; media references & news links are omitted when)
Further: Ron Paul ≠ (Ron Paul) (order is still important + media references & news links are reported)

However: Pawlenty = "Pawlenty" (pay no attention to quotes)

Here are some of the best known sighting of Google Trends showing Ron Paul:
"This Time We Know" by Jerry Day submitted by Mark Twain 05/04/2011

Medical Dictionary - Definition: Amnesia - impairment or lack of memory. Amnesia after a trauma event can be either antegrade (lack of memory related to events occurring after the event) or retrograde (lack of memory related to events occurring before the event).

And to think, in the 2008 presidential campaign, the Ron Paul blimp advertised, "Google Ron Paul." (1 hour) How soon they forget. Note: 783,000 views; comments are blocked. This video is excellent covering so many issues that Ron Paul got right & are still pressing news:

  • Our Constitution is perhaps the best contract between government & those represented
  • Foreign entanglements
  • Property rights, contracts
  • Right to bare arms
  • Defense is only perhaps 1/3 of military complex
  • IRS repugnant
  • Government does not own us




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I was actually doing a trend search for Paul today after listening to some neocon talk show hosts go on the attack with a caller who spoke Pauls name. I thought it odd particularly after they vowed never to have the Dr. On their show (banned) and never hearing his name mentioned in the weeks since his announcement. Today is different. Anyone seen the new google tool called correlate? It is described as a trends in reverse.

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oo!

http://correlate.googlelabs.com/

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Ron Who?

Yeah, wasn't that Ronald MacDonald guy running for president?

The Who?

Tommy. Just Tommy.

Tommy. Just Tommy.

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Here is Rand's chart for May.

http://www.google.com/trends?q=rand+paul&ctab=0&geo=all&date...

Google is a mixed bag. There are a lot of RP supporters that work for google but since it is a publicly traded company now the decisions at the top are questionable.

Yes. "Rand Paul" Google/Trends roports web & media + news links

"Rand Paul" & "Ron Paul" in quotes suppress data. No media nor news links.

If you eliminate the quotes, the results now show all three categories for Rand Paul & Ron Paul. The Ron Paul news links are quite limited.

Disclaimer: Mark Twain (1835-1910-To be continued) is unlicensed. His river pilot's license went delinquent in 1862. Caution advised. Daily Paul

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You are the water in my sifter.

Google

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The R3volution requires action, not observation!!!!

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weak!

*hopes temporary glitch*

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haha! data is there if you leave out the quotes

Ron Paul

...Ron and Paul are generic names, a filter may have been added to remove things like that. What's another common 2 first name name?... John Dennis...let's see..Aha! It holds:

John Dennis
vs
"John Dennis"

Hmm...wait

"Barack Obama" vs Barack Obama
...
Napoleon Bonaparte vs "Napoleon Bonaparte"

I think it's just quotes-searches that don't show news data.

See? No conspiracy.

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Noticed it yesterday. It persists.

Google is willing to censor until DailyPaul calls their bluff? Nah. They are still omitting media trends & news references.

They only show the web trend line... 1/3 picture.

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help says:

Note that when you use any of these advanced features – quotation marks, minus signs, or vertical bars – Trends will only display the Search Volume Index graph. The news portion doesn’t support advanced functionality at this time.

http://www.google.com/intl/en/trends/about.html#6

Even in the original Jerry Day video, it's not in quotes, probably for this reason.

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PS: Before posting, I tested many current candidates.

With/without quotes, the trends for current candidates & 2008 candidates showed all three categories: 1) web, 2) media, & 3) news links. Ah, but I used only their last name in quotes.

What you witnessed occurs without quotes. With quotes around a single term seems to be the same as no quotes.

I did not query Mr O.

Seems the best use of the current Google/Trends code is no quotes. How foolish.

I remain very skeptical. Habit formed over the centuries must be coaxed down the stairs, then outside.... one step at a time. Sorry to trouble you. Thanks.

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well yeah,

Searching a single term in quotes, "Pawlenty", is equivalent to searching Pawlenty, because quotes mean "find these words in this exact order".

But I'm sure you knew that. Carry on!

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What you write is extremely clear to me.

What I write is what troubles me. Most confusing.

Google/Trends interpretation: Ron Paul ≠ "Ron Paul"

With multiple tokens inside quotes, no data is retrieved for media references or news links. I recommend no quote use for the primitive Google/Trends parser. Something is amiss. It changed. Seems broken.

Thanks.

Disclaimer: Mark Twain (1835-1910-To be continued) is unlicensed. His river pilot's license went delinquent in 1862. Caution advised. Daily Paul

Technicality. Try quotes for all. "Ron Paul" is treated badly.

Thank you for finding that technical detail. Using Google/Trends over the years has me witnessing & believing Google is suppressing data that is helpful to Ron Paul.

Watch the "Google Ron Paul" video again to refresh you memory about how well Ron Paul informed the Google workforce. Perhaps we could station the Ron Paul blimp over there California headquarters to jog their memory.

Again thank you. Let us be vigilant.

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I remember the authors@google vid

Sure he informed them, but the Q&A session afterwards suggests he didn't convince many there. (Though programmers tend to have more libertarian minded people than other careers)

The authors@google interview sessions were held for all the 08 candidates on both sides, as I recall, so we can't even say Google preferred anyone.

A difficulty is so many people use Google's stuff, nearly any change they make will anger a group. Was that their intention in the first place? Almost always not.

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