Every so often I get curious about what the rest of the world is thinking about. And a good place to find out is the Google Hot Trends page.
And when I get there, I don’t know anything about anything. Here’s selection of what people are looking for:
“Rikers Island” and “fishkill correctional facility” – and who says the web is a dangerous place? Enough people have friends in prison that these two make the hot topics list.
“nik richie is a douche” – I don’t know who he is or what he did to piss people off, but sometimes bad press is bad press. I feel like the internet has become a giant bathroom wall.
“unemployment extension” – Well, you know the economy’s in the dumper when this phrase makes the top list.
“aside from spiders what animals belong to the arachnid family” – Huh? Apparently enough 3rd grade classrooms are studying spiders this week that they’re a trending topic. Next week is “how many other plants besides lima beans can be grown in a couple wet paper towels?”
“onyxia s lair” – Not a clue… Apparently it’s from World Of Warcraft. Good to see people spending their time on important things.
“bijou phillips”, “mackenzie phillips family secret”,”khloe kardashian getting married” – Why not just search for “celebrities that don’t seem to really do anything”
“khristine eroshevich” – That’s got to be cut and paste. Nobody can actually spell that name.
Just goes to show that the mainstream collective thought process can be a little disappointing at times.