Google Adding New Features to Google Trends: Google’s new Trends feature shows you the hottest search terms that day. I looked in on it the other day, and I was confused at some of the things people were searching for. They seemed so random and specific.
Here’s why: people are searching for crossword clues for that day’s major newspaper crosswords.
[…] more than one-eighth of Google’s Hot Trends resulted from a single puzzle!
The Hot Trends changed while I composed this post, pushing some NYT crossword clue phrases up, down, in, or out of the list. Some of the new phrases in the list look like crossword clues – perhaps from another major online puzzle.