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Ray
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Posted on Friday, May 12, 2006 - 2:19 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Google has this new feature called trends.
You can punch in Detroit, for example, as a search term and see patterns in interest in the city among Internet users.

Here it is: http://www.google.com/trends?q =detroit&ctab=0&geo=all&date=a ll

It also shows the locales where the querries most originate from. Top town for searching "Detroit" on google was Royal Oak.

You can also compare searh terms. Here's Chicago, New York and Detroit.

http://www.google.com/trends?q=chicago%2C+new+york%2C+detroit&ctab=0&geo=all&date=all


(Message edited by ray on May 12, 2006)
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Mpow
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cool for obvious stuff like this>
http://www.google.com/trends?q =democrats%2C+republicans&ctab =0&geo=all&date=all
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1953
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It's interesting that the Germans are third only to the Americans and Canadians for searching Detroit.
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Detroitduo
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I have to say, the Germans are intrigued with Detroit. On many levels, they understand the "It's a terrible, wonderful place."

One of these weekends, I will have to go on a picture taking tour of some of the ruins (recent, not ancient) I see around Germany. It's almost amazing, because the Germans make such an anal stance on esthetics, yet there are completely abandoned areas or buildings. It's glaring when you see it.

Regardless, the Germans are absolutely intrigued with Detroit (from what I have learned, so far).
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Haydenth
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Posted on Friday, May 12, 2006 - 12:56 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Also, if you search google trends for "Phone Sex" - you'll notice Detroit keepin' it real at #4
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Wazootyman
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Within the Metro region, the numbers are probably skewed. For example, I'm almost certain that Redford's cable internet access via Bright House Networks is routed through their facility in Livonia - this is reinforced by the results for searching "Redford", in which case you notice Livonia returns the most results. I doubt Livonia searches for Redford that often.

The problem with tracking data like this is that it relies on the location of the service provider or final router before hitting the internet. Frankly, with the amount of backbones terminating in Southfield, I'm surprised it doesn't top the list in most categories. I wonder if "Royal Oak" tops the list because they have a major network facility? Does anyone know?

I tried searching for backbone maps of SE Michigan, but all I could find were the Merit (university network) maps.
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Livernoisyard
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Maybe there are still some burned-out refugees from Dresden who are "wundering" how Detroiters are coping with their plight, err blight.
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Haydenth
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Wazootyman - you are correct. The Royal Oak switch serves many of the northern suburbs, including Troy.
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Chitaku
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Posted on Friday, May 12, 2006 - 2:31 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

how are traylor livonia and southfield ranked above Detroit?
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Gistok
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I doubt that there anything left that is "burned out" in Dresden Livernoisyard. Isn't 2006 their 800th anniversary? They wanted to have their city completely rebuilt by then. That is why the Dresden Cathedral, Germany's largest Lutheran cathedral was finally rebuilt after 50 years of ruin. With the Semper Opera, Zwinger Palace and all the other city jewels reconstructed, it is probably hard to find any wartime scars left in Dresden, even though it fared worse than Hiroshima and Nagasaki (death toll wise).
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Jjaba
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Posted on Friday, May 12, 2006 - 3:21 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

So we have Traylor, Ypsitucky, A2, Gaydale Asiaheights,and HazelTucky.
Are there others in Metro Detroit?

JJABA, just curious to those in the know.
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56packman
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Jjaba, don't forget Garbage city and Waisteland
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Themax
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Posted on Sunday, May 14, 2006 - 9:17 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Detroit duo:
Did you see the German ruins in the eastern or western part of Germany? I noticed bombed out buildings in a part of London back in 1971 which I thought was awful until I realized they can be used as sites for movies. The South Bronx is a great war location too, maybe too good.
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7milekid
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The reason that Germans are searching for Detroit is because alot of Germans are into Techno music and it originated in Detroit. Most of the people from outside the U.S. and Canada at the tech fest every year are Germans.
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Tortfeasor
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Royal Oak is likely the city Comcast users are routed from...same may be true with ATT (formerly SBC DSL).

Australia has just pulled into third.
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Jrr
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Posted on Tuesday, May 16, 2006 - 10:12 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I have an alternative theory to why Germans are searching Detroit 7milekid. The Germans are intrigued with Detroit due to their economic interests here. Germany is second only to Japan in foreign owned companies in the region:

http://www.detroitchamber.com/ detroiter/articles.asp?cid=103 &detcid=556

A lot of this is due to the DaimlerChrysler connections within the global auto industry.

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