The Conficker virus was supposed to start working its sinister magic on April 1. Were people really worried? Sure looks like it.
Check out this graph from Google Insights for Search. It includes the terms “virus” and “conficker” for the last 30 days. (We’ve done some highly advanced editing with Snagit to make it even clearer.)
Considering the anti-climax that was Conficker (at least so far, knock on wood), we’re tempted to draw parallels with the Y2K bug build-up… 🙂