Life Re: Google searching and World of Whorecraft
posted by December 4 at 12:25 PMon
You spent your Friday night fucking around with a program that lets you tabulate Internet search data?
Wow, I guess you must be really really glad we convinced you to extend your summer internship and ditch your fall semester of college to stay here in exciting Seattle as a temporary Stranger news staffer thru December.
Anyway, just as interesting as ranking phrases and words by topic, is checking out the most popular topics overall on the Internet.
Yahoo published the Top-10 searches on its site in 2005. Britney Spears and .50 Cent topped their list last year.
This year, I imagine, “Congressional Page” and “Ted Haggard” will score pretty high—distilling 2006 as the year that GOP hypocrisy came home to roost. I imagine Britney Spears’s vagina” did pretty well too.