Monday, January 7, 2008

A social experiment

In the 1995 movie To Die For, Nicole Kidman's shallow, ambitious weather girl memorably opined that you're no one in America unless you're on TV.

On today's planet Earth—owned by Google, you just live here—the same could be said of online page views. At a time when search engines are the prism through which so many people look at the world, isn't it axiomatic that if you don't show up in search results, then you don't exist?

Ignoring the obvious gaping holes in this reasoning, I'm still curious what kind of search engine-generated traffic will result if I blurt out a stream-of-consciousness rant of pure Google bait, something like this:

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

My computer crashed...