In my ongoing attempt to learn how the Internet is screwed together I thought that I would have a look at what people are ‘searching for’ .
Oh. Well……. I kind of expected that. So with the ‘remove adult content’ filter switched ON….
Oh. I didn’t quite expect that!
Turns out I am on a different planet, a dinosaur, behind the times, out of the loop……however you say it, it comes around to the same thing. I am getting old and out of touch, as I have no idea what half (more actually!) these searches are about!
OK, see how you fare (smartypants!)
According to Google here are the top 20 popular recent searches.
- palo alto plane crash
- palo alto power outage
- lamichael james
- garbage island
- unite in japanese
- cessna 310
- westminster dog show 2010 results
- olympics medal counts
- tanith belbin 2006
- can you eat meat on ash wednesday
- duane reade
- nbc olympics 2010
- county health rankings
- east palo alto news
- hbo go
- mount vernon statement
- tiger grant awards
- bo griffin dies
- accenture match play 2010
How did you do?
What I find interesting is that there is only one “how to” result. My use of the internet often revolves around wanting to learn how to do a specific task. Whereas these results appear to be more information based around people or events.
What do you mostly use the Internet for? News, events, how to’s, or just as a tool to find information?
Also, how successful are you? Do you sometimes spend ages searching for things? I know that I get frustrated sometimes because I can’t quite find what I am looking for, even though I am sure that it is out there somewhere!
I also wonder what people who study these things make of the social side of ‘search’ online; are people really more connected today or are we all in little interconnected but separate cells?
I can’t help but wonder how fast gossip spreads over the garden fence compared to via Facebook?