A new study suggests that sex is no longer the most searched topic on the web – being outsearched by business related queries.
In their mid-90s heyday, sex-related topics accounted for 17 per cent of web searches, but that figure has shrunk to an unsexy 3.8 per cent, Queensland University of Technology’s Professor Amanda Spinks said today.
But Prof Spinks said business and commerce-related topics, including buying and selling on the net, had outstripped sex to make 30 per cent of web searches.
The problem with the study is that they looked at search engines such as Alta Vista, AlltheWeb.com and Excite. Last time I checked, you couldn’t find a whale on a flea’s back using those search engines, let alone porn – not that I check for porn on those sites…or any sites, actually…which doesn’t mean I go offline either…I’ll just be quiet now, shall I?
PS. Take a look at the image that accompanies the news article (below). What do you think? Are they searching for business topics or porn? If it’s business topics, I’m in the wrong business!