I used Google’s new search tool to see what it might reveal about national interest in Puerto Ricans and the major Parade that took place yesterday in New York City. The parade has been controversial in the past because of random violent events. This year, like in the past, many business along and near the parade route keep their businesses closed in anticipation of violent behavior.
The Google analysis shows, as expected, that the main interest in Puerto Ricans in the week leading up to the parade was from states with significant Puerto Rican populations. This includes New York, New Jersey, and Florida. I will probe this in some future post to see if there are any findings worth investigating further.