I checked google trends again to see how web2.0 is faring. We experienced quite a bit spike in September. What saddens me is that much of the conversation is in languages that I don’t know. (google shows the cities, regions and language origins of the trend) I know IBM is working on a language translator. What progress that will be.
Unfortunately with this google trend, there are no articles explaining the peaks. If you type “Bush” for instance, the peaks in conversations are attributed to a news story run during the peak (which presumably accounts for the peak itself).