Software is becoming less and less important. Most people today just don’t care about what software they use, what operating system they run, or who is behind the pretty screens they see. What they want, is something that works. Or, better, anything that works. This shift caused a series of changes which shook the whole industry. One of them amongst them: are GNU/Linux and free software in general just not cool anymore? Google Trends gives some interesting answers.
Google Trends is one of those pearls made available by Google that allows you to see how researched a specific keyword is, and has been, over the last few years. Google Trends’ value comes mainly from the huge number of people who use Google. For example, how often was the word “myspace” searched in Google over the last few years? Here is the (sad) response.