The Big Questions, by Google
February 20, 2010 Leave a comment
If the internet is the installed ratking of our collective brain, then Google is our biographer. Here’s a look at how Google finishes basic word searches—-so really, how the Royal We most often searches and what we are searching for. I assume these lists are based on the most commonly searched phrases. If they are produced randomly, they are still disconcerting. Here are a few examples that show (like Chatroulette) that our mass urges and questions are simple, and often unflattering:
If we look to Google to see what mysteries are attempted to be solved about men and women, it seems that men are cheating, horny, and thinking about breasts:
And women are cheating mysteries of anatomy, often attracted to bad boys.
I like the How To section the most—-It could be an Onion statshot: “what are we trying to do this week?”