New Forecasts, Animated Maps on Google Trends

I just saw Google’s latest Facebook update that Google Insights for Search has some new features. They include keyword forecasting, shown in the first example, and a way to watch global search interest trend over time. The top example here is for “prom dress” while the bottom one is for “twitter.”

Update: the top graph doesn’t embed the forecast. You have to click through to see it. Very crafty, Google. Grr.