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Google to show day's top 100 searches

tech-reviews Updated: May 25, 2007 16:00 IST

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Internet search giant Google has unveiled a feature listing the day's 100 fastest-rising search requests.

Google has said the chart is part of its ‘trends service’ and will be refreshed several times a day using data from millions of searches.

However, requests for pornography, the weather, popular websites like MySpace.com and some celebrities will not be included, Google said.

Instead, Hot Trends will provide a glimpse of what is baffling and interesting web users from day to day, the company said.

According to the BBC, the service merges elements of Zeitgeist and Trends - two existing products, which give a glimpse of search habits but only based on weeks-old data.

Software engineer Amit Patel, who worked on the project, said: "There are events going on all the time that most of us aren't aware of".

“Examples of less obvious searches include one for "motion to recommit", a phrase that emerged during a congressional debate, and 'I, Who Have Nothing', the title of a song sung by a contestant on TV's American Idol,” he said.

Patel said the chart was likely to appeal to web researchers and journalists looking for story ideas, adding that links would be provided to news stories and blogs to help provide context.

"It's very entertaining and it's very addictive," Patel said.