There is a definite rhythm to our lives.
And by analyzing the peak times of Google search terms, we can get a good picture of what it is (as Seth Stephens-Davidowitz notes in the New York Times Sunday Review).
- From starting a new day to taking care of bathroom business, looking for healing, and even goofing off.
- Midday is some personal time for shopping, travel plans, and a news update.
- The evening is a nice dinner and maybe some sexual intimacy.
- The night time is scariest with anxiety about health, leading to panic and thoughts of suicide, and easing off with drugs and pornography.
- As we roll towards the early hours of the next day, we have a philosophical reawakening with contemplation about the meaning of life and our place in it.
If we can get all this just from some data analytics of Google search terms, can you imagine what else we can learn about the masses and YOU, the individuals that make it up. ;-)
(Source Graphic: Andy Blumenthal)