News Lab Office Hours – Google Trends 101
How to read the data, find what’s trending.
Google Trends 101: This session will review the primary features of Google Trends. We’ll discuss the stories on the feed, including the trending stories and the curated featured stories, as well as how to use the Explore page to find additional data. We’ll also show how to embed Google Trends, and get notifications for hot trends. Come with Questions, and present them in the Q and A app for us to respond to. We look forward to chatting with you! Stay tuned on following weeks for: From donut charts to interactive visualizations: See recent projects from the Google News Lab, and get inspired for your own data projects (June 23)
This session will be a walk-through and showcase of some of our most recent visualizations and stories. We’ll discuss the questions we hypothesized, the data we found, and the final visualizations we released. Next Steps: Learn how to incorporate Google Trends with other data tools. (June 30) This session will show how to find additional Google datasets on our GitHub. We will then dive into how to integrate Google Trends data with other open source tools, including mapping our results with Fusion Tables.
Open Q&A: Join us for any additional questions on Google Trends. (July 7) This session will be one final refresher with the most important takeaways from Google Trends. It will also be open for any additional questions on any topic!