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Search Terms Study

   March 2nd, 2007

A post on Slashdot today talked about an interesting visualization of search terms used between 1997 and 2001.

Interesting because of the way the data is displayed (which took a little getting used to), but also interesting in how it shows the maturation of the web, and what people use it for. The data seem to show that in 1997, sex- and chat-related searches where the most popular, but by the end of the data set, people were searching the internet for information and shopping.

I wonder what the trends will be ten years from now, or if this model of searching will even still apply.

chris harrison, search, search clock, search terms, searchclock, searching, terms, visualization

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