Trivium

Matthew Petach mpetach at netflight.com
Mon Aug 19 19:27:39 UTC 2013


It's pretty well known that the "hottest searches"
pages put up by the major search engines filter
out the extremely high levels of background noise.

Compare
http://www.google.com/trends/

with
http://www.google.com/trends/explore#cmpt=q

while it's more engaging to show the hottest
searches as being about your favorite actor
or singer, the truth is, those search queries
over any appreciable length of time are
drowned out by the awe-inspiring number
of people typing things like "facebook.com"
into the search box so they can click on the
link to facebook...instead of just typing it
into the URL bar directly.  Same with people
searching for yahoo on google, or hotmail on
yahoo.  It isn't the cool, sexy data people want
to see, so it gets trimmed out of the "hottest
search" results pages.

darn it.  I had something else I was going to
add, but that was 2 hours and two phone
calls ago, and now it's completely gone.  :/

Matt





On Mon, Aug 19, 2013 at 8:11 AM, Patrick W. Gilmore <patrick at ianai.net>wrote:

> On Aug 19, 2013, at 10:42 , Blake Dunlap <ikiris at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > Without Google, how do you know where anything even *is*?
>
> Pretending that wasn't a troll, I wonder how much of the traffic these
> days is things like AppleTV, Roku, OS updates, iThing/Android 'Apps', etc.
> that do not require a user to type "www.bing.com" into the Google search
> box[*] so they can find the web page.
>
> --
> TTFN,
> patrick
>
> [*] I've actually see someone type "www.yahoo.com" into the Google search
> box, then use Yahoo! to search for something. Don't ask....
>
>
> > On Mon, Aug 19, 2013 at 2:38 AM, Larry Sheldon <LarrySheldon at cox.net>
> wrote:
> >
> >> http://news.cnet.com/8301-**1023_3-57598978-93/google-**
> >> outage-reportedly-caused-big-**drop-in-global-traffic/<
> http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-57598978-93/google-outage-reportedly-caused-big-drop-in-global-traffic/
> >
> >>
> >>
> >> "How big is the Internet"?
> >>
> >> Depends in whether Google is up or not?
> >>
> >> --
> >> Requiescas in pace o email           Two identifying characteristics
> >>                                        of System Administrators:
> >> Ex turpi causa non oritur actio      Infallibility, and the ability to
> >>                                        learn from their mistakes.
> >>                                          (Adapted from Stephen Pinker)
> >>
> >>
> >
>
>


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