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Google's Search Trends May Help Predict Oscar Winners

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The Oscars are most popular in terms of search volume on Google and the searches grow in numbers as it gets closer to the event. The 2012 Oscars are tomorrow, Sunday February 26th and the [URL="http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2012/02/opening-oscar-search-envelope.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+blogspot%2FMKuf+(Official+Google+Blog)&utm_content=Google+Reader"]Official Google Blog[/URL] invites you to check out their[URL="http://www.google.com/insights/search"]Google Insights for Search[/URL] before making any bets or predictions. According to Google, "Last year we found that for three years running, the films that won best picture had two things in common when it came to search data. First, the winning movies had all shown an upward trend in search volume for at least four consecutive weeks during the previous year. Second, within the U.S. the winning film had the highest percentage of its searches originating from the state of New York. Looking at search data for 2011, there were three films that satisfied these conditions—The King’s Speech, The Social Network and Black Swan. Our prediction was on the mark: The King’s Speech took home the Oscar in 2011. "

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