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Disturbing Search Requests

By Wah in MLP
Sun Mar 25, 2001 at 05:02:20 PM EST
Tags: Culture (all tags)
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This comes from the meta-search-weblog-bizarre department. It seems that some people look for interesting things on this here ol' Internet thingie. And someone has taken to cataloging a few of the exceptional ones and surrounding them with witty remarks. It's right over here.

Got this link off the venerable TBTF. Originally wanted to call this submission "cunt on fire", but then thought better of it.


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Disturbing Search Requests | 5 comments (3 topical, 2 editorial, 0 hidden)
looks like this was so disturbing (3.00 / 1) (#3)
by Wah on Sun Mar 25, 2001 at 07:43:53 PM EST

it scared people away from commenting. Truly mindless linkage. :-)
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Reminds me of a story :) (4.00 / 1) (#4)
by atom on Mon Mar 26, 2001 at 01:28:49 AM EST

A few semesters ago I assisted a continuing ed course in increasing search engine placement. We demonstrated Goto.com's tool that allows you to input a phrase and it tells you how many times that phrase and similar phrases have been search queries. On that day, a recurring example was a student's webpage which had something to do with selling lobsters. So we searched for "lobster" using the goto.com tool. Someone in the class noted that adding "sex" to any search phrase drastically increased hits. So I, being the assistant and in charge of the overhead projecter, typed in "lobester sex." You'd be amazed at the numbers that came up.

I later verified that most of the results had nothing to do with biological research involving mating habits of lobsters.
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disturbed? (none / 0) (#5)
by Glacky on Mon Mar 26, 2001 at 05:03:09 AM EST

You'd be amazed at the numbers that came up.
No, I wouldn't.

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