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September 28, 2001 5:12 AM   Subscribe

Sex no longer interesting. "All the major search engines reported that the word 'sex' had fallen out of their top ten search terms for the first time in the web's young history, replaced with the likes of 'BBC' and 'CNN'." (Scroll down to "SARAH LEFT ON INTERNET NEWS".)
posted by pracowity (14 comments total)

 
Falling out of the top ten doesn't necessarily mean your numbers are down, just that someone else's are up.
posted by skallas at 5:17 AM on September 28, 2001


In my logs, the number one search that brings people to my site is related to pictures of people jumping from the towers.
posted by Mo Nickels at 5:49 AM on September 28, 2001


My blog went from about 100-300 hits a day steadily up to over 3700 yesterday. Mostly from Google and Yahoo searches of WTC and Bin Laden Humor. It's a weird world!
posted by revbrian at 5:51 AM on September 28, 2001


Link is broken, and for the love of pete... please use some correct English in your FRONT PAGE POSTS.
posted by Hammerikaner at 6:46 AM on September 28, 2001


Excuse me, I've made a blunder. I meant to post that under the next thread dealing with people's fears about terrorist attacks.
posted by Hammerikaner at 6:47 AM on September 28, 2001


Sex is no longer interesting.

Speak for yourself!
posted by NsJen at 7:36 AM on September 28, 2001


Maybe people already have all the good sex sites bookmarked?
posted by th3ph17 at 7:51 AM on September 28, 2001


::suppresses a sudden urge to post a pancakes thread polling people on their favorite pr0n sites::
posted by moss at 9:19 AM on September 28, 2001


Sounds like a call to arms to me. Metafilterians we must unite to keep Sex on top! Or on the side! We must not allow worldly affairs to take precedence over primal lust!
posted by Stretch at 9:29 AM on September 28, 2001


I don't know...my top referral is still sexsexsexworld.com. Hopefully, the tragedy won't put them out of business.
posted by rosecrans at 10:11 AM on September 28, 2001


people actually use search engines to find CNN and BBC?

(my top search referral, btw, is for "sexy saudi woman" (there are none there, so don't even bother looking)
posted by tolkhan at 10:52 AM on September 28, 2001


people actually use search engines to find CNN and BBC?

There's a search engine that lets you watch what others are searching for. Err, can't think of the name but I remember watching it once and seeing keywords like "oprah.com," "aol.com," etc.
posted by skallas at 11:20 AM on September 28, 2001


Metacrawler has MetaSpy that monitors its users.

Someone just searched for "Gustric Gas Banding."
posted by rosecrans at 11:32 AM on September 28, 2001


Contrasting the top post is this article by Salon:

Sex in a time of terror
The world had changed; so had relationships. Now, just about everyone she knew was having what she and her friends call "terror sex."

"You want some kind of homage to a life force," says Pepper Schwartz, professor of sociology at the University of Washington and author of numerous relationship books. "I'm alive, I'm functioning, I'm real. There's a euphoria, a triumph in sexuality that you can see why someone would want to do it as a very profound act." It is the deepest physical closeness, of course. Sex is basic in the most biological sense, she says. It is about flesh, tissue, heart.

posted by arielmeadow at 11:55 AM on September 28, 2001


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