Comments: Lisa: homer simpson pictures the matrix

I can think of many things that are goo for other people in world. Also, when I see an ion blow dryer, a little rapper in my head says "Danger! Watch yourself!!" Okay, he doesn't say that. But he is there.

Posted by Sarah at August 1, 2003 07:18 PM

Absolutely. I've noticed the same thing. My favourite is the guy who has been searching Google on average 5 times a day for the last fortnight for prostitutes in Banaglore, using some variation of those words. And he keeps hitting my site. Over and over and over again. (Naturally, due to two completely unrelated posts on the same page). You'd think that he'd at least learn not to keep clicking on my site. (Unless there are dozens of desperate Indian men searching for prostitutes in Bangalore, and they *all* hit my blog?).

I don't think I can top "if mark and tara got married it could be so goo for other people in the world" as a search term though....

Posted by Simon at August 1, 2003 09:05 PM

Hey Simon, watch out! As soon as you mention the habits of your surfer looking for people in Bangalore, in other people's comments he starts hitting them too! Are you trying to spread a meme : )
Now he can visit Lisa too!

He's been showing up in my referrer logs for the past couple days, but he doesn't seem to hit the site multiple times like yours.

Maybe he just likes your site so much, and knows that searching for that particular phrase will lead him to it? The way people type in into google sometimes?

Posted by tangognat at August 1, 2003 09:48 PM

Hehe, that's pretty funny.

I've posted a short piece about the dangers of publishing SE referral terms in response to this entry and some earlier musings of mine:

Posted by Harold Bakker at August 2, 2003 02:03 AM

Southwest's inflight magazine included an interview with Google's VP of product management, Jonathan Rosenberg, which contained the following remember-worthy quote, particularly the portion after "Alternately":

"My dad is a Stanford professor, and one of the problems he has with his students is they do so much of their work on Google, they don't have a good understanding of where some of the underlying information comes from. In one sense, this is a very positive development, instant access to the world's knowledge. Alternately, I think that if people don't take the time to understand the underlying role of libraries and other information systems, then they don't get the full depth of a foundation on which to perform research. Yes, I think Google has changed the way people access information, and we want to make more of that information available, but not as a complete substitute for getting into the bowels of library stacks and card catalogs."

Posted by Lis at August 2, 2003 11:13 AM

Tangognet: eep! You're right. My comment on your site is now the number 5 result for [that search term].

Actually, I did toy with the idea of designing a fake site for [that search term], just so our friend could keep hitting that instead.

Posted by Simon at August 2, 2003 05:01 PM

Thanks, Simon, for spreading the "prostitutes in Bangalore" love. I got six hits for that today. Oh, well--that guy ups our total reader count to four!

Posted by Lisa at August 6, 2003 12:35 PM