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Most popular Google searches by Canberrans

By OzChick 21 August 2008 39

News.com.au has posted a news article about the most popular searches that have been conducted by Australians on the Google search engine. 

The article reports that the most popular searches conducted by people in the ACT are ‘politics’, ‘facebook’ and ‘porn’.  It must be a really slow news day.

[ED – they left off pot!]

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Madxzz 6:59 pm 22 Aug 08

Wow, how hard is it to type facebook.com, yahoo.com, google.com etc.

And I have to say, i’m surprised that porn wasn’t number one!

PeraPHon 11:10 am 22 Aug 08

Overheard said :

maar het is beter dan niets wanneer u één of andere tekst in een andere taal moet vertalen die u slechts conversationally spreekt.

And if you’re really bored, it’s hilarious feeding a string of text through a few translations and see how it comes out.

johnboy said :

surely no one faced with the wonder of the internet could ever be THAT bored?

but it is better than nothing if you have one or other text in another language should translate that you only speak conversationally.

Ok, so _I_ got that bored… LOL, it’s Friday.

emmy-lou 10:29 am 22 Aug 08

Overheard said :

Ten years ago before ‘Google’ had entered our vocabulary (yes, kids, there was a time when Google didn’t exist) and internet searches were less sophisticated, I was doing some web searches on real estate in Sydney as I was looking to move there. The searches kept returning listing for porn sites and I couldn’t work out why. Whether it was because I was looking for properties in HORNsby, I’m not sure.

My mother was learning how to use Altavista in a Tafe course once… results for deer farming came up with porn sites…

johnboy 10:26 am 22 Aug 08

He probably wasn’t looking at the pictures then.

Loquaciousness 10:10 am 22 Aug 08

johnboy said :

surely no one faced with the wonder of the internet could ever be THAT bored?

I know a guy who reckons he’s read the internet. And that it’s all boring. From the bits of it I’ve seen, I’m inclined to believe him … 😉

L

Davo111 10:04 am 22 Aug 08

fnaah said :

Oh dear lord, one of the top Google search terms is “google”.

google maps
google street view
google trends

G-Fresh 9:55 am 22 Aug 08

The politics of facebook porn

Overheard 11:44 pm 21 Aug 08

JB, I’m a cunning linguist, and easily amused my anything to do with wucking around with fords.

I’m sure there are other internet-based diversions that are more titilating but I’ve only got so much bandwidth, as the bishop said to the actress.

johnboy 11:38 pm 21 Aug 08

surely no one faced with the wonder of the internet could ever be THAT bored?

Overheard 11:18 pm 21 Aug 08

ant said :

One of my landlords in the US helped design and build AltaVista. That was always my favourite search engine but google is just so much cleverer. It’s handy to have the others around though, for when google gets silly.

One of AltaVista’s handier tools (which Yahoo! has now bought) is the Babelfish translator. Like wikipedia, it’s not gospel and it’s not to be relied on, maar het is beter dan niets wanneer u één of andere tekst in een andere taal moet vertalen die u slechts conversationally spreekt.

And if you’re really bored, it’s hilarious feeding a string of text through a few translations and see how it comes out.

Overheard 11:11 pm 21 Aug 08

A colleague put me on to Icerocket years ago, the selling point being that it looked just like Google but it showed you a screen shot of each home page on the search listing.

But I’ve just accessed it for the first time in ages and it’s totally different.

I just put a Web search in for “Billy Bragg” and it came back with: We didn’t find any Web results

Blasphemer!

ant 11:04 pm 21 Aug 08

One of my landlords in the US helped design and build AltaVista. That was always my favourite search engine but google is just so much cleverer. It’s handy to have the others around though, for when google gets silly.

Overheard 10:47 pm 21 Aug 08

The Yanks are nuts about me, the Canadians to a lesser extent, and the Brits lesser again. But outside those three nations, they don’t want to know about me.

(Might have something to do with my exact namesakes who are variously an author (much more famous than me), a folk musican (much more famous than me), an actor, and a former Governor of Hawaii.)

Granny 10:47 pm 21 Aug 08

No one has Googled me at all. I am The Phantom….
(Hey, that’s just ridiculous! I’ve googled me lots of times.)

Granny 10:43 pm 21 Aug 08

What he said!

Overheard 10:41 pm 21 Aug 08

Where is this Google Insights beastie, pray tell. Actually, don’t answer that. I’ll Google it (thus risking breaking the internet…)

bigfeet 10:38 pm 21 Aug 08

Oh go on…I know you are all putting your own names in now…if you haven’t already!

Overheard 10:37 pm 21 Aug 08

Ten years ago before ‘Google’ had entered our vocabulary (yes, kids, there was a time when Google didn’t exist) and internet searches were less sophisticated, I was doing some web searches on real estate in Sydney as I was looking to move there. The searches kept returning listing for porn sites and I couldn’t work out why. Whether it was because I was looking for properties in HORNsby, I’m not sure.

Granny 10:36 pm 21 Aug 08

It’s just the other personality in your multiple personality disorder getting around a bit, I daresay. Any unexplained gaps in time? Any missing memories?

*tee hee*

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