Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Layoffs Hot Keyword for Second Half of January 2009

Last month we Launched Los Angeles Tech and in the announcement we provide the Hot List for the first half of January 2009. This hot list is based on various social signals of what people are writing about, reading, bookmarking, searching, etc. You can go to the Hot List post to see what was hot then. But, in running it now for the second half of January, the keyword that popped to the top was:


And this is definitely a sign of the times. When I drill down on that term, you can see why with posts like:
And it's also interesting to see what geographies are being associated with "Layoffs" more often than others:
I guess this is a sign of the times. Here's the rest ...

Top for January 16, 2009 - January 31, 2009

Posts
Keywords
Curious any thoughts.

1 comment:

Ben Kuo said...

Unfortunately, I think the announced layoffs are only the tip of the iceberg. In most cases we are seeing that only the public folks are announcing layoffs, and only if they're big enough to trigger an announcement. There have been a lot of private companies who are people are letting a few people go here and there and not saying anything. On the other hand, more people are using our services (database/news/etc.) to find out which companies ARE still doing okay/hiring/etc.