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(C|Net)   Google now accounts for 25% of all Internet traffic. Researchers confirm the statistic by looking it up on Google   (news.cnet.com) divider line 20
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2013-07-24 06:33:38 AM
Is that why the URL window in Chrome seizes the browser when you try and enter a URL instead of using Google to find the site?  Sure, you can dump your whole cache every two days, but...
 
2013-07-24 09:19:50 AM
I'm sure it helps that it's most people's home pages.
 
2013-07-24 10:16:37 AM
Bing last seen curled up, sobbing in the corner.
 
2013-07-24 10:23:11 AM
Google includes youtube.  This is probably absolute bandwidth.  This slides from interesting to obvious with that inclusion.

//don't search with google, though.
 
2013-07-24 10:40:56 AM
I'm guessing 80% of that is searching Google Video for porn.

Uh, not that I've ever done that.
 
2013-07-24 10:55:44 AM

ManateeGag: I'm sure it helps that it's most people's home pages.


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Vash's Apprentice: I'm guessing 80% of that is searching Google Video for porn.

Uh, not that I've ever done that.


Ever since Google started filtering their image search (you have to add something like 'naked' or 'nude' or 'sex' or whatever after your search term to get more accurate results), I've slowly made my over to Bing for my 'research' purposes. The layout may suck ass, but at least they don't make you jump through hoops just to have some proper...um...'gathering of statistical data', if you will.

/Yes, even with strict filtering off, GIS still filters images unless you are very specific.
//IE: Scarlett Johansson = SFW, Scarlett Johansson naked = NSFW, if you're lucky.
 
2013-07-24 11:10:21 AM
"Researchers confirm the statistic by looking it up on Google"

As a result, now Google accounts for 26% of all Internet traffic, thus invalidating their research.

/the only winning move is not to play
 
2013-07-24 11:11:45 AM

bunner: Is that why the URL window in Chrome seizes the browser when you try and enter a URL instead of using Google to find the site?  Sure, you can dump your whole cache every two days, but...


There's a solution to that. It's called Firefox.
 
2013-07-24 11:23:57 AM
ikanreed: Google includes youtube Googtoob.

YouTube is dead and buried beneath a sterile whitewash of monolithic, dinky-phone friendly blandishments.
 
2013-07-24 12:07:21 PM
I use Google to get info on products and to read articles. I use Bing for images and videos. I will go directly to YouTube if I know exactly what I am looking for,
 
2013-07-24 12:39:39 PM
25%?  Weak.  Netflix accounts for 33% of bandwidth usage
 
2013-07-24 01:14:17 PM
Google Ads now accounts for 25% of all Internet traffic. Researchers confirm the statistic by looking it up on Google
FTFY
 
2013-07-24 01:37:24 PM
I was happy to find out that if you press the Google microphone icon on your phone's Search Bar, you can have it listen to a song and the phone will tell you what the song is and all related info. And Google Now is getting better and better. Someday I'll have to check out how good Siri is.
 
2013-07-24 02:14:48 PM

skinink: I was happy to find out that if you press the Google microphone icon on your phone's Search Bar, you can have it listen to a song and the phone will tell you what the song is and all related info.


I believe they all do this.  Bing has had this since WP7 debuted, and it's on the native search in Android as well
 
2013-07-24 02:50:48 PM

Vash's Apprentice: I'm guessing 80% of that is searching Google Video for porn.

Uh, not that I've ever done that.


Why would you use Google for that?  It's a very poor searcher/filter for such things.
 
2013-07-24 03:33:01 PM
In other news, 25% of all internet traffic was discovered to be people looking for porn on Google Image Search.
 
2013-07-24 06:28:05 PM

Khellendros: Vash's Apprentice: I'm guessing 80% of that is searching Google Video for porn.

Uh, not that I've ever done that.

Why would you use Google for that?  It's a very poor searcher/filter for such things.


Bing is better for that kind of search.
 
2013-07-24 07:25:30 PM

Ambitwistor: "Researchers confirm the statistic by looking it up on Google"

As a result, now Google accounts for 26% of all Internet traffic, thus invalidating their research.

/the only winning move is not to play


No fair! You changed the outcome by measuring it!
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-07-24 07:35:19 PM
So it's ALL just google and porn now?
 
2013-07-24 09:33:28 PM
I know people who actually type the URL of the site they want to visit into Google instead of the browser's address bar. If they didn't have Google they would not not how to navigate to a site.

These are dumb people yet are what you would consider to be successes in life. They have big homes, families, dogs, multiple cars. All the things for which my intelligence and knowledge is poor compensation.
 
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