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Afghanistan searches Google for Afghanistan...Original!

James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

Thursday, August 16, 2007
15 years ago3,328 views

I was looking at the zeitgeist today and noticed that Afghanistan's top query was Afghanistan look below:

Afghanistan – Popular Queries: June 2007

   1. afghanistan
   2. ako
   (Army Knowledge Online)
   3. kabul
   4. bbc
   5. mypay
   6. Afghanistan
   7. ILO
   8. ako webmail
   9. acbar
   10. afghan music
   11. افغانستان
   12. meebo
   13. عشق
   14. katrina kaif
   15. مادر

Does anyone find it strange that they search for themselves so much. Are they stupid? "Oh crap where do I live again? Googl, ok. emmm... Af-ghan-is-tan. Oh, the middle east. I knew that" I mean query 1,6,and 11 are all afghanistan. And also why do they search for mother? Is it a weird porn fetish?

The answers we'll never know.....

Haochi [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

For my understanding, Google Zeitgeist takes only one part of the query rather than the whole. So they might be searching for "Afghanistan food", "Afghanistan war" and such such.

BTW, people in the US search (USA|"United States"|America) as much as (or more than) they do with "porn".

Ramibotros [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

mayb they wanna search for websites that would provide services for their country? Afghanistan news , maps , shops , wutever...

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

Let's see:
Internet users = 0.1% of population (
Population = 31,889,923 (

=> Internet users = 31,890

Google users = x% of Internet users

You can't draw conclusions from a such a small number of users.

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