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2012-12-12 10:20:02 AM
 
2012-12-12 10:21:07 AM
List fails without LUGGAGE.

/You're not fooling anyone, TSA. 
//Would have also accepted water bottles, pockets, wallets, shaving kits, briefcases, and laptops. 
 
2012-12-12 10:27:25 AM
I call bs. No hot actresses?!
 
2012-12-12 10:28:56 AM

The Stealth Hippopotamus: I call bs. No hot actresses?!


I bet as a whole they are way up there, but individually, I guess not.
 
2012-12-12 10:41:53 AM
After digging through my internet history my top five most searched:

1. Local escorts
2. Honey boo boo
3. Mitt Romney douche
4. Identifying rashes
5. Alcohol enema

I'm not a proud man.
 
2012-12-12 10:46:19 AM
ok, so i didn't know who amanda todd was and looked up her wikipedia page.

this is the part i don't understand:

todd moved to a new town, but was still being harassed on social media.
so todd's family moved again to a new town, but todd was still being harassed on social media.
so todd's family moved again to a new town, but todd was still being harassed on social media.

did they ever figure out the internet and social media is borderless and it doesn't matter if you move to a new town or not? its not like the person on facebook stops harassing you just because you moved.
 
2012-12-12 10:46:25 AM
I just added to it because I couldn't remember who Amanda Todd was.
 
2012-12-12 10:57:15 AM
Huh. I must have googled more than I thought - my constant googling of Ladyboy Pron (and the various ways you can describe it) is the top Google Image search result.

/I might need to slow down a bit.
 
2012-12-12 10:59:23 AM
People aren't searching for free porn anymore? Or did everyone find it all?
 
2012-12-12 11:00:45 AM
 
2012-12-12 11:03:21 AM
the number one most searched term of all time is facebook, number 2 is youtube and number 4 is google

Why? because idiots don't know how an address bar works. This always amazes me, how can you not understand what the address bar is? People use the search bar, that goes to google, to google goolge
 
2012-12-12 11:20:52 AM

slayer199: People aren't searching for free porn anymore? Or did everyone find it all?



Yep. List is bullshiat. The filtered it just like they filter anything remotely related to porn (re. auto-search). The real top 10 is probably something like this:


1. porn videos
2. sex videos
3. asian sex videos
4. big tit videos
5. dat ass
6. big booty
7. big asian booty
8. animal sex videos
9. scat porn
10. donkey scat asian porn videos
 
2012-12-12 11:22:04 AM

zedster: the number one most searched term of all time is facebook, number 2 is youtube and number 4 is google

Why? because idiots don't know how an address bar works. This always amazes me, how can you not understand what the address bar is? People use the search bar, that goes to google, to google goolge


My 19 year-old son does this and it drives me nuts. I showed him where the bookmarks are...and the address bar...but he still insists on doing it via search.
 
2012-12-12 11:31:47 AM
I totally thought Main Whore was gonna make the list


/I know I googled it
 
2012-12-12 11:32:41 AM
MAINE whore dammit.
 
2012-12-12 11:47:21 AM
How come my socks missed the list?
 
2012-12-12 11:59:14 AM

NowhereMon: I totally thought Main Whore was gonna make the list


NowhereMon: MAINE whore dammit.


...Now that you mention it, who *is* the "main" whore?
 
2012-12-12 12:28:46 PM
Ha, Ha, screw you Bieber!
 
2012-12-12 12:33:02 PM

zedster: the number one most searched term of all time is facebook, number 2 is youtube and number 4 is google

Why? because idiots don't know how an address bar works. This always amazes me, how can you not understand what the address bar is? People use the search bar, that goes to google, to google goolge


i105.photobucket.com
 
2012-12-12 01:15:01 PM
What do you think would have been the top searches in 1900? 1930? 1960? 1990?
 
2012-12-12 01:17:59 PM
Why am I weeping? Those seem pretty standard except #10
 
2012-12-12 01:20:06 PM
My search list:

5. Google (to see if repeated attempts would really break the Internet)
4. Snooki naked
3. How to hack Livejasmin
2. Raising a corn feed cat for fun and dinner
1. Jailbait
 
2012-12-12 01:20:41 PM

zedster: the number one most searched term of all time is facebook, number 2 is youtube and number 4 is google

Why? because idiots don't know how an address bar works. This always amazes me, how can you not understand what the address bar is? People use the search bar, that goes to google, to google goolge


It's the same thing in chrome. Also the address bar is an archaic, overcomplicated tool. Explain to me how any of this is necessary: mail.google.com/mail/u/0/?shva=1#inbox/1385d38607b3e1e. We may as well revert to IP addresses. Your OS doesn't look like this anymore, why should the net?

Also Chrome's "minimalist" interface and its imitators made it harder to get to bookmarks, eventually necessitating that people type google into google, endangering an already precarious internet.
 
2012-12-12 01:21:45 PM

UberDave: slayer199: People aren't searching for free porn anymore? Or did everyone find it all?


Yep. List is bullshiat. The filtered it just like they filter anything remotely related to porn (re. auto-search). The real top 10 is probably something like this:


1. porn videos
2. sex videos
3. asian sex videos
4. big tit videos
5. dat ass
6. big booty
7. big asian booty
8. animal sex videos
9. scat porn
10. donkey scat asian porn videos


Yep, and you beat me to it.
 
2012-12-12 01:24:24 PM

zedster: Fark vs. Digg vs. Reddit for the last 12 months


Is your point that reddit users don't know how to use the address bar or that it's popular?
 
2012-12-12 01:24:31 PM

Gunny Highway: What do you think would have been the top searches in 1900? 1930? 1960? 1990?


porn, porn, porn and porn.
 
2012-12-12 01:35:12 PM

FloydA: zedster: the number one most searched term of all time is facebook, number 2 is youtube and number 4 is google

Why? because idiots don't know how an address bar works. This always amazes me, how can you not understand what the address bar is? People use the search bar, that goes to google, to google goolge

[i105.photobucket.com image 230x300]


That picture should be the little icon for the search engine you use in that case. But not if you are googling goolge. Then it should go to the goolge results.
 
2012-12-12 01:38:52 PM

zedster: the number one most searched term of all time is facebook, number 2 is youtube and number 4 is google

Why? because idiots don't know how an address bar works. This always amazes me, how can you not understand what the address bar is? People use the search bar, that goes to google, to google goolge


I always thought googling google would result in some weird divide by zero paradox that would destroy all matter in the universe.
 
2012-12-12 01:46:04 PM
Japan's top searches, if I translated them properly.

1. Eclipse
2. London Olympics
3. Typhoon
4. Dragon Quest 10
5. Earthquake
6. Euro 2012
7. Lung Cancer
8. Tetsuo Kaneko (who was the person who died of Lung Cancer, it seems)
9. iPad Mini
10. iOS 6
 
2012-12-12 02:00:57 PM
What happened to Michael Clarke Duncan in 2012 that I never heard of?
/yes, yes. I know, know
 
2012-12-12 02:12:43 PM

cig-mkr: UberDave: slayer199: People aren't searching for free porn anymore? Or did everyone find it all?


Yep. List is bullshiat. The filtered it just like they filter anything remotely related to porn (re. auto-search). The real top 10 is probably something like this:


1. porn videos
2. sex videos
3. asian sex videos
4. big tit videos
5. dat ass
6. big booty
7. big asian booty
8. animal sex videos
9. scat porn
10. donkey scat asian porn videos

Yep, and you beat me to it.


FTFY
 
2012-12-12 02:16:31 PM

Gunny Highway: What do you think would have been the top searches in 1900?


1. Gibson Girl
2. Home cholera remedies
3. Boxer Rebellion
4. Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon
5. Signs of TB
6. Sousamania
7. Industrial jobs for preteens
8. Carrie Nation fake nudes
9. Signs of black lung
10. Max Planck black body emission
 
2012-12-12 02:22:38 PM

zedster: People use the search bar, that goes to google, to google goolge


I tried to google goolge, but Google wanted me to google "google."

i46.tinypic.com

/3,660,000 of us can't all be wrong
 
2012-12-12 02:36:25 PM

zedster: the number one most searched term of all time is facebook, number 2 is youtube and number 4 is google

Why? because idiots don't know how an address bar works. This always amazes me, how can you not understand what the address bar is? People use the search bar, that goes to google, to google goolge



Some of those are stupid, but they're individual words- not full terms.  If I want to find someone's facebook page (since I don't friend anyone)... I'll google "Joe's Bar New Orleans Facebook".  I find it much easier than using Facebook itself, and I have the search bar right there.
 
2012-12-12 02:38:31 PM
Also, this is not nearly as bad as I thought it would be, probably because Google is pretty careful about how it presents the findings.

I'm guessing a god's-eye-view of the entire search stream would break down this way

1. exceptionally unambitious porn (e.g., "tila tequila naked")
2. just enough of random words for AutoComplete to show the correct spelling
3. extremely ambitious porn (e.g., "that one North Korean hentai that has a shemale tila tequila when she's like six years old and gets gangbanged by pandas and don't lie to me google i saw it on a forum once so i know it exists")
4. variations on "why does it burn when I pee"
5. something like the scene from Parks and Recreation where Jerry types "please take me to e-mail" into AltaVista.com

Face it, we're never going to be the culture whose number 1 Google search is heidegger "sein und Zeit" bootleg.

Although it actually makes sense that Michael Clarke Duncan would be high on the list. Famous enough and young enough for news of his death to make the rounds on social media, but not so recognizable that people don't have to Google the name.
 
2012-12-12 02:55:05 PM
After the past day or so, I expect Anne Hathaway to crack that list. No Fark thread about her, or did I miss it?
 
2012-12-12 03:24:31 PM
This is neither surprising or alarming for two reasons;

1)If you are smart enough to not be searching for stupid shiat you probably have better methods for getting the correct info than typing it into Google then wading through crappy news headings, paid links and other assorted bullshiat that happens to scam its way to the top of a typical Google search.

2)Lowest common denominator. A lot of people have highbrow interests but by their very nature highbrow interests are more specific to the individual whereas the latest celebrity train wreck is of interest to a lot of people with divergent intellectual interests.
 
2012-12-12 03:25:24 PM

downstairs: zedster: the number one most searched term of all time is facebook, number 2 is youtube and number 4 is google

Why? because idiots don't know how an address bar works. This always amazes me, how can you not understand what the address bar is? People use the search bar, that goes to google, to google goolge


Some of those are stupid, but they're individual words- not full terms.  If I want to find someone's facebook page (since I don't friend anyone)... I'll google "Joe's Bar New Orleans Facebook".  I find it much easier than using Facebook itself, and I have the search bar right there.


Facebook login is one of the top for facebook
 
2012-12-12 04:11:38 PM

SlothB77: ok, so i didn't know who amanda todd was and looked up her wikipedia page.

this is the part i don't understand:

todd moved to a new town, but was still being harassed on social media.
so todd's family moved again to a new town, but todd was still being harassed on social media.
so todd's family moved again to a new town, but todd was still being harassed on social media.

did they ever figure out the internet and social media is borderless and it doesn't matter if you move to a new town or not? its not like the person on facebook stops harassing you just because you moved.


From wiki ( I had no clue about this girl either), they do explain that the guy with the topless images would contact kids from her schools about it... they'd move and whoever this person is, would do the same.

If the guy hadn't done this, she wouldn't have been harassed at school for it, unless she would pull other stuff.

From what's written, the guy/person is still not found, but is directly responsible for the harassment she got, which lead to the rest.
 
2012-12-12 04:14:58 PM
It's not my fault. I searched almost exclusively for the porn films of Traci Lo[NO CARRIER]
 
2012-12-12 04:27:16 PM
Geeze, subby, what do you want?

People searching for the back story on Boba Fett the Mayan Apocalypse or the middle names of the last 30 Russian Tsars?

How about Legos, for farking allah's sake?!?

You sound so elitist I bet you're part of the 1%.
 
2012-12-12 04:27:21 PM

MacEnvy: Crappy blogspam. Just go here:

http://www.google.com/zeitgeist/2012/#the-world


0 for 33
Didn't search for any of the top 3 in 11 categories.
I guess FARK is all the news I need.
 
2012-12-12 04:58:36 PM
2006 was much better:

media.fakeposters.com
 
2012-12-12 05:43:23 PM

MacEnvy: Crappy blogspam. Just go here:

http://www.google.com/zeitgeist/2012/#the-world


Thank you for this. I can't stand Gizmodo's crap fest.
 
2012-12-12 05:49:09 PM

moothemagiccow: zedster: the number one most searched term of all time is facebook, number 2 is youtube and number 4 is google

Why? because idiots don't know how an address bar works. This always amazes me, how can you not understand what the address bar is? People use the search bar, that goes to google, to google goolge

It's the same thing in chrome. Also the address bar is an archaic, overcomplicated tool. Explain to me how any of this is necessary: mail.google.com/mail/u/0/?shva=1#inbox/1385d38607b3e1e. We may as well revert to IP addresses. Your OS doesn't look like this anymore, why should the net?

Also Chrome's "minimalist" interface and its imitators made it harder to get to bookmarks, eventually necessitating that people type google into google, endangering an already precarious internet.


The OS does do that. You just don't usually get to see that since vista (or Mac variant of choice probably maybe). Just open a random system folder and browse around a bit. The only difference is cosmetical. And some people who know how to work things enjoy manipulating urls to get around porn previews.
 
2012-12-12 10:59:14 PM

zedster:
Why? because idiots don't know how an address bar works. This always amazes me, how can you not understand what the address bar is? People use the search bar, that goes to google, to google goolge


media-cache-lt0.pinterest.com
 
2012-12-12 11:26:52 PM
New Zealand News Events
1. Kim Dotcom
2. Tongariro
3. Transit Of Venus
4. Belarus
5. Marmite
6. Margaret Mahy
7. Jock Hobbs
8. White Island
9. Give Way Rules
10. Sophie Pascoe

LOL Kiwi priorities.

1. Government being corrupt shiats
2. Volcano
3. Science!?
4. Sports
5. Food
6. Dead person (writer)
7. Dead sports person
8. Volcano
9. Driving law change
10. Sports
 
2012-12-13 12:14:34 AM

slayer199: My 19 year-old son does this and it drives me nuts. I showed him where the bookmarks are...and the address bar...but he still insists on doing it via search.


Not sure why that would drive you nuts.

I have a coworker that types into google and the result she is looking for is just below the bar but she continues typing anyway. Amuses me more than anything.
 
2012-12-13 12:52:49 AM
United States, Tech & Gadgets, Trending Toys, #4 seed. Boom.

/"Mahjongg Toy Chest" is not a toy, Google.
 
2012-12-13 01:00:26 AM

MayoSlather: After digging through my internet history my top five most searched:

1. Local escorts
2. Honey boo boo
3. Mitt Romney douche
4. Identifying rashes
5. Alcohol enema

I'm not a proud man.


odd, mine were

1. Local escorts
2. Duck Dynasty Sadie
3. Strawberry Douche
4. Is this thing a herpes?
5 wait, wouldnt that burn
 
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