"We are trying to understand why sex is the most searched for topic on the Internet."
June 8, 2000 11:41 PM   Subscribe

"We are trying to understand why sex is the most searched for topic on the Internet." MSNBC is taking "what we believe is the most comprehensive cybersex survey to hit the Web," because this online fascination with sex is just baffling to them. I wonder if anyone will be giving honest answers -- I'm certainly not planning to ("yep, monkeys and Jell-O...").
posted by tregoweth (5 comments total)

I'm not a statistician, but this sounds like a terrible way to get accurate results. First, people must voluntarily take the test (rather than being randomly chosen). Second, they could take it as many times as they want. Third, the people who will be followed-up with must volunteer? I don't think I want to know more about the sex life of a guy who asks MSNBC to call him back and quiz him on it.
posted by owen at 4:26 AM on June 9, 2000

Why is sex the most searched topic on the internet? They have to ask that? I would think the answer would be somewhat obvious. Seeing as the internet is male dominated (currently) and the dominant age group of males on the internet is between 13-45. Throw in the fact some people have no social skills or outside life besides their computer, and that is a good mixture for everyone looking for good porn.
posted by da5id at 5:34 AM on June 9, 2000

Went, filled it out, put in the email address of a famous senator. Let's see what they do with that.
posted by Ezrael at 6:06 AM on June 9, 2000

To ask such a question is as absurd as asking, "how could human beings possibly breed?" or "why are sexually transmitted diseases so prevalent?"

People fuck, he says with a shrug. Hello! Who missed orientation?
posted by ZachsMind at 6:55 PM on June 9, 2000

Um, Jay? Last numbers I saw were about 55/45 Male. Thatn's not exactly male-dominated...
posted by baylink at 11:28 AM on June 11, 2000

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