What’s Popular in Your Community?

August 2, 2007 § Leave a comment

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You’re a librarian and you want to know what your community is searching for locally? Here’s a simple, albeit a bit superficial, way to get a glimpse of what people are searching for locally (via)… Go to Google Maps and do a search on your town (ie “Town, State”) — in addition to the map, you’ll get a list of the “popular searches near this location.”

The image above shows what people are searching for where I live — Buffalo, NY.  Ahhh… Pizza, bars and malls — I’m living in a vibrant and thriving place. Perfect for me. In Boston, on the other hand, a library makes it into the top ten…

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