Monday, November 26, 2007

What Do People Search Most in Wikipedia?

Are people obsessed with sex or what? The following is the ranking of the phrases searched on Wikipedia. As a matter of fact, it is a reflection of what the world is coming to, or already has come to. Comments below in red are mine.

Of the fifty odd phrases listed below, five refer to sex (10 per cent isn’t a small figure, which shows people are thinking of sex, um, at least 10 per cent of the time. Yes, if they think about it, they would search for it online, wouldn’t they?). Next in the list is Harry Potter, the boy wizard, and then Naruto, the Japanese cartoon Ninja. The rest are all computer games, rappers, or, WWF. And the whole gamut of writing, reading, criticism, journalism, blogging, reportage and literature doesn’t even find a mention within the top fifty? What a shame!

So what people are looking online are crap and crassness. But I hadn’t imagined in my wildest dreams that the results would be so depraved.

1. Main Page
2. Wiki
3. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows [Such adulation for a practitioner of the occult?]
4. Naruto [comic book hero: Manga Comics]
5. Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock [computer game]
6. Wikipedia [of course!]
7. United States [of course!]
8. Deaths in 2007
9. Heroes [TV series]
10. Transformers (film) [science fiction film]
11. Halo 3 [computer game]
12. Harry Potter [again?]
13. Vanessa Anne Hudgens [actress]
14. Luciano Pavarotti [opera singer who died]
15. Hypertext Transfer Protocol
16. Bleach (manga) [comics again?]
17. List of sex positions [sex obsession!]
18. Sex [why below sex positions?]
19. 50 Cent [rap singer]
20. World War II
21. World Wrestling Entertainment [stage-managed wrestling]
22. YouTube
23. America's Next Top Model
24. Akatsuki (Naruto) [comic book character]
25. September 11, 2001 attacks [terror attack on Twin Tower, NY]
26. Adolf Hitler [Man who killed 6 million people to satisfy his ego]
7. Britney Spears [saw her on Jay Leno Show. Absolutely brain dead!]
28. Kanye West [rapper]
29. Masturbation [uh oh!]
30. New York City
31. The Simpsons [cartoon character, again?]
32. WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2008 [stage managed wrestling]
33. Sexual intercourse [sex obsession, redux]
34. Graduation (album)
35. Family Guy [television series]
36. Wii
37. PlayStation 3 [computer game]
38. Halloween
39. MySpace [social networking]
40. United Kingdom
41. Xbox 360 [game]
42. Germany
43. Zac Efron [American actor]
44. Anal sex [just before India?]
45. India
46. List of Naruto: Shipp┼źden episodes
47. List of Naruto characters
48. World Wrestling Entertainment roster
49. France
50. Curtis (50 Cent album)
51. List of Konoha ninja
52. Lil Wayne [rapper]
53. Eminem [rapper, singer and songwriter]
54. World War I

Hat tips: Amit Varma of Indiauncut.

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