by Gord Hotchkiss
Let me apologize right off the bat. I'm going to jump on a pop culture bandwagon, but I'm doing it to prove a point. Search trends reflect the interests of our society, and they can provide an invaluable way to gain intelligence about what's on the public's mind.
First of all, some facts to consider:
- The most votes ever cast for a presidential candidate were 54.5 million, for Ronald Reagan in 1984.
- On Wednesday, May 24, 63 million votes were cast in the final voting episode of American Idol
- All votes for American Idol were cast in a 2 hour window. Typically polls are open for most elections for 13 hours, not including advance polling.
- In American Id