Technorati and Google's BlogSearch allow an interesting sampling of trends of those represented on the internet. While it may not be the best metric for measuring these things, it provides a starting place (or evidence, at the least) of exploring these ideas. I've been trying to find a way to place a widget here on the sidebar exploring some of these ideas, but I think the Technorati graph here will suffice. More after the jump.

Posts that contain "i Hate My Family" per day for the last 30 days.
Technorati Chart

Its no secret that when people get together with their families, their loathing of familial bonds increases. Look at how that graph spikes right around Thanksgiving. People are blogging about it on turkey-day and right afterwards... when they get back to their offices and homes -- when they've left their blood ties behind and can be free like the rabid wild beasts of exciting interoffice mail that they are.

Expect an increase during December 25th as well.

I've got a running blogsearch going on in the sidebar so you can see how much people hate their families as we approach Christmas.

[idea via ViralVideoChart]


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