The world has been through a lot since 2004. Some things don’t seem to have changed much.
I’ve stared at this pattern for a while, and if there are trends to it — evidence of the recession, the wars, the elections, or the rise of social media, for example — I don’t seem them. You can view or download the underlying data here. Maybe you’ll do better.
I can’t predict the future with certainty, but I bet both searches will peak this year in early June. Is this reassuring, numbing, boring, or inspiring?