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Google Trends: The Irish are lonely; Muslims search for sex

 
 
nimh
 
Reply Tue 16 May, 2006 10:00 am
This randomly retrieved headline from Reuters today.

Irish the world's loneliest Web users - Google [Trends]

Quote:
Google Trends, which works out how many searches have been done via the Internet search engine on particular terms, showed the word "lonely" was entered most frequently by Internet users in Ireland: http://www.google.com/trends?q=lonely.

The Irish [..] are followed in the misery stakes by residents of Singapore and New Zealand -- although Singaporeans are the most frequent searchers of "happiness."

Google Trends calculates the ratio of searches for a given term coming from each city, region or language divided by total Google searches coming from the same area.


There's more; in the Washington Post, Howard Kurtz quotes Andrew Sullivan.

[Who's] Googling sex?

Quote:
"Google has a new feature called Google Trends . It tracks the number of searches for various topics online, and also gives you some regional analysis of where those searches are taking place. [..]

And here's a somewhat revealing discovery. Who's looking for 'sex' the most? The countries with the most searches for that word is - surprise! - Pakistan, followed by Egypt, Iran, India, Indonesia, Saudi Arabia and Turkey. Hmmm. It couldn't have anything to do with all that Muslim repression, could it? Arabic is the most popular language for 'sex' searches. [..]

The most sex-obsessed Christian country? Poland. Congrats to the Vatican . . .

"Of course, I do realize I just ruined productivity today in a few offices across America."

Not that my readers would rush off to check out such a . . . hey, where'd everybody go?
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nimh
 
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Reply Tue 16 May, 2006 02:02 pm
Intriguingly, "sex" may be most eagerly googled among Pakistanis, Egyptians and Iranians, but "masochism" is a bigger hit among Romanians than anyone else, by far.

Somehow, I'm not surprised.
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Setanta
 
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Reply Tue 16 May, 2006 02:09 pm
Just so's ya know, i copied your opening post verbatim, and posted it at what can reasonably be said to be the most popular Irish discussion board. If you object, i'll go delete your screen name.
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Lord Ellpus
 
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Reply Tue 16 May, 2006 02:09 pm
Have you looked up "spanking" yet nimh?
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Setanta
 
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Reply Tue 16 May, 2006 02:16 pm
Got my first bite:

The Red Queen wrote:
Why would lonely people google "lonely"?
Wouldn't they google "friends"?



To which:

bear wrote:
well that must be what they are doing wrong ...
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DrewDad
 
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Reply Tue 16 May, 2006 02:17 pm
Lord Ellpus wrote:
Have you looked up "spanking" yet nimh?

Oddly enough, there were enough searches from a single subnet in England to skew (or screw) the entire graph for that word....
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nimh
 
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Reply Tue 16 May, 2006 02:35 pm
LOL!

Setanta wrote:
Got my first bite:

The Red Queen wrote:
Why would lonely people google "lonely"?
Wouldn't they google "friends"?

To which:

bear wrote:
well that must be what they are doing wrong ...
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Setanta
 
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Reply Tue 16 May, 2006 02:36 pm
Most of the people at that board are young techies . . . so they're quick . . .
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nimh
 
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Reply Tue 16 May, 2006 02:37 pm
DrewDad wrote:
Lord Ellpus wrote:
Have you looked up "spanking" yet nimh?

Oddly enough, there were enough searches from a single subnet in England to skew (or screw) the entire graph for that word....

You from Milton Keynes, LordE? :wink:

Then again, if you look by region rather than by city, it's Ireland on top even ahead of the Brits ... who'd have thought?

(The Germans, disappointingly, only come in fifth..)
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nimh
 
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Reply Tue 16 May, 2006 02:40 pm
nimh wrote:
Intriguingly, "sex" may be most eagerly googled among Pakistanis, Egyptians and Iranians, but "masochism" is a bigger hit among Romanians than anyone else, by far.

Somehow, I'm not surprised.

Curiouser and curiouser...

of course, I then had to look up "sadism" as well, and ... miles ahead of any other city or country, it's ... Teheran and Iran.

Question

Now all we need is a Romanian <-> Iranian dating site ;-)
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Miller
 
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Reply Tue 16 May, 2006 02:40 pm
I didn't know the Irish were lonely. I heard they were all depressed. Shocked
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blacksmithn
 
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Reply Tue 16 May, 2006 02:43 pm
Ahhh! Depressed, drunk and lonely. Just my kinda wimmins!
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nimh
 
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Reply Tue 16 May, 2006 02:43 pm
Oh, here's the link again (cos it got scrambled in my opening post):

Google Trends
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Setanta
 
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Reply Tue 16 May, 2006 02:55 pm
Dum-dum-dum-dumdy-doo-wah
Ooh-yay-yay-yay-yeah
Oh-oh-oh-oh-wah
Only the lonely

Only the lonely (dum-dum-dum-dumdy-doo-wah)
Know the way I feel tonight (ooh-yay-yay-yay-yeah)
Only the lonely (dum-dum-dum-dumdy-doo-wah)
Know this feelin' ain't right (dum-dum-dum-dumdy-doo-wah)

There goes my baby
There goes my heart
They're gone forever
So far apart

But only the lonely
Know why
I cry
Only the lonely

Dum-dum-dum-dumdy-doo-wah
Ooh-yay-yay-yay-yeah
Oh-oh-oh-oh-wah
Only the lonely

Only the lonely
Know the heartaches I've been through
Only the lonely
Know I cried and cried for you

Maybe tomorrow
A new romance
No more sorrow
But that's the chance - you gotta take
If your lonely heart breaks
Only the lonely

Dum-dum-dum-dumdy-doo-wah


-- Roy Orbison and Joe Melson
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Sturgis
 
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Reply Tue 16 May, 2006 02:59 pm
Setanta wrote:
Just so's ya know, i copied your opening post verbatim, and posted it at what can reasonably be said to be the most popular Irish discussion board. If you object, i'll go delete your screen name.


do I have to refer you to as B'man now?
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Setanta
 
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Reply Tue 16 May, 2006 03:08 pm
Knock yerself out . . . whatever floats yer boat, Bubba . . .
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Lord Ellpus
 
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Reply Tue 16 May, 2006 03:11 pm
Ha! I've just searched "Spatula" and these came out on top.

1. San Francisco United States

2. Atlanta United States

3. Washington United States




......I must have a word with Calamity Jane sometime.
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nimh
 
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Reply Tue 16 May, 2006 03:11 pm
Whoaaa! Forget those pussies from Compton!! Laugh at those bozos from the Bronx!

Gangsta capital of the world... AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND!!
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nimh
 
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Reply Tue 16 May, 2006 03:19 pm
Hey this stuff is pretty useful, man. You can make important prognistications with it. Serious.

I'm telling ya - you can quote me on this - one of the next places where people will rise up - the Phillipines.

No joking.

Look up "revolution" - the Philipines come on top.

Look up "socialism - the Philipines come on top.

Look up "communism" - the Philipines come on top.

Look up "arise" - the Philipines come out second.

I'm not kidding.

Manila. Thats where its gonna happen.

Word.
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dlowan
 
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Reply Tue 16 May, 2006 03:51 pm
What do Nimhs look up?
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