Is it possible to see which tags were the fastest growing in a certain period, say 2011?

I see that C# is the most popular tag on Stack Overflow, but wondered if there were any tags that have come from nowhere this year. I suspect F# grew a lot, but I would be interested to see if that is quantifiable on Stack Overflow.

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    Just keep in mind that a tag's popularity on SO does not necessarily have any correlation with a language's popularity in the real world (which is, itself, a score that could be measured in numerous different ways).
    – Pops
    Commented Dec 21, 2011 at 13:57

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See the great Stack Exchange stats by Greg Hewgill, example:



Using Tomasz's answer as a starting point, here is a graph showing StackOverflow usage trends of some of the most popular languages as appearing amongst the top of the TIOBE index and IEEE spectrum rankings at the time of writing:

Tag activity per week since 2008

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