Thursday, October 28, 2004
Wired Takes A Look At The Changing Face Of Search
Wired News reports on a study by Amanda Spink of the University of Pittsburgh and Bernard J. Jansen of Penn State, which examines the differences between how people search today, and how they did seven years ago. The news: sex searches are down, e-commerce searches are up. People use the net more and more for information and less for entertainment. The study is based on Vivisimo, not Google, and I would expect the results from Google to be even more skewed towards information than Vivisimo's.