I was bored today decided to compare "art" to "porn" in Google Trends. For those who don't know: Google Trends is a feature in Google that lets you compare how often words or phrases are searched for.
As an artist, this was a disappointing comparison.
I expected "porn" to be searched for more than "art", but I did not expect "art's" numbers to be in a steady decline. I also didn't expect "art" to have been searched for more back in 2004. I wish it would let you go back farther in the past. Also, this search was just in the USA, but the global results were almost identical.
So what does this mean? Something? Nothing? Who cares?
Edit: upon further inspection of the graph I just noticed that there are several areas where a sharp spike in "porn" is echoed by a sharp dip in "art". Interesting.