I recently discovered Google Insights for Search. You can see how search for any term, or set of terms has changed. Wow, what fun can be had. Here’s some Friday fun for you.
Here’s Google trends for search on the term Independent Film. Not looking good:
Here it is for Documentary Film:
Here’s Indie vs Documentary:
Here’s Music Documentary:
Here’s a comparison of a few, including foreign film and French Films:
Note that if you type “social issue documentary” or any close variant, there’s not enough data to pull it up at all. But here’s some interesting insight – look how the trendy word “transmedia” fares vs Indie Film. Why…it’s just about as unpopular now!
What does this all mean? I’m obviously no scientist, but I think it’s fun to play around with, and I’ll let you make your own conclusions.