Monday, December 6, 2010

We apparently, are doomed for the future.

Jogging... jogging paths... jogger is murdered... murderer on the loose... redrum... Stephen King's 'The Shining'... oh lord shine your light on me... lightening strikes house.

We all know about how search engines can kind of overload you with information.  You type in something simple like jogging, and end up learning how to prevent power outages from gale force winds.  But here's a fun little tid bit about what WE search for on the internet.

This is the year's top searches, via Bing and Yahoo!

Yahoo! Top Ten:
1. BP oil spill
2. World Cup
3. Miley Cyrus
4. Kim Kardashian
5. Lady Gaga
6. iPhone
7. Megan Fox
8. Justin Bieber
9. American Idol
10. Britney Spears

Bing Top Ten:
1. Kim Kardashian
2. Sandra Bullock
3. Tiger Woods
4. Lady Gaga
5. Barack Obama
6. Hairstyles
7. Kate Gosselin
8. Walmart
9. Justin Bieber
10. Free

Okay, we are obviously obsessed with other people and keeping up with the whoever.  I am pleased to see at least ONE current event on the list (BP oil spill).  That gives me a glimmer of hope for our generations.  I'm not sure if this is bothering me because I watch/read the news on a daily basis, and MANY people my age don't and aren't educated on what is actually going on in the world and all that we seem to care about are celebrities.  Please people, you might think watching the nightly or daily news is boring, but I promise you, it is much better to at least know and acknowledge the world and national events taking place, than being completely oblivious.  Remember, one day, we're going to be the ones running the world, and if celebrities are all we ever care about, then we are seriously in trouble.

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