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Subject: Re: UKNM: Search Terms
From: Tim Ireland
Date: Wed, 12 Apr 2000 15:48:29 +0100

> Jon wrote:
> > > Does anybody know of any other similar resource, that shows
> > > how people actually use language with search engines?
> >
> >If you believe http://www.askjeeves.com/docs/peek/ everybody
> >asks lovely questions on Ask Jeeves - most of which seem
> >perfectly sensible.

Jo Chipchase countered:
> I don't believe it at all. I reckon Jeeves' search terms are totally
> fabricated, to cater for a family audience. I bet people are *really*
> asking "where can I find porn on the Net", and other things I won't
> here for reasons of decorum.

Actually, one of the top search queries of all time is 'how do I get rich

Of course, this rates a few notches under 'free porn' queries, but at least
*somebody* out there is being realistic and responsible with their


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