People go to Google to find information about things, and when new words appear or grow popular in a language, search trends typically reflect the growth. This scrolly and interactive collaboration between the Google News Lab and Polygraph shows you the words that surged the most, their geography, and where they fit in with past words such as “selfie” and “slay.” [Thanks, Jenn]
Language in 2016, seen through Google Search Trends
Unemployment in America, Mapped Over Time
Watch the regional changes across the country from 1990 to 2016.
Life expectancy changes
The data goes back to 1960 and up to the most current estimates for 2009. Each line represents a country.