Google Trends and the Harlem Shake

Have you checked out Google Trends yet? If not, it is a great tool to help you see what people around the world are searching for. Data is available as far back as 2004, and the searches can be customized by region. This can result in all sorts of interesting data.

Screen Shot 2013-03-25 at 8.00.52 PMFor instance, when searching the trend on “Harlem shake,” the peak for interest in it was March 1st, 2013. When you look at the interest by region though, it’s really fascinating how Trinidad and Tobago is the country with the most interest over the history of the search term. Want to know whom to blame for the entire trend? Well, according to Google Trends, when “Harlem shake” first began to be searched, the country really interested in it, and partly to blame for making it popular, is Canada. Yep, blame Canada.

(The two-fifths of the Social Blade staff who are Canadian apologize for any brains cells you may have lost during this fad.)

Will the Harlem Shake going to end anytime soon? Interest has been dropping for the past three weeks, but at the rate it’s going, there is probably still a good week or two left of interest in the Harlem Shake, unless the unforeseeable happens and it somehow becomes popular again.

So then the big question becomes, are we too late to the party? Check out the Social Blade Harlem Shake, and let us know what you think!