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Google Search Statistics Related to 9/11/01 Terrorists Attacks

Some of our readers may already have noticed that Google (last mentioned in the July 20, 2001 Scout Report) is sporting a new look these days. Running along the top of the search page are now four tabs: Web, Images, Groups (newsgroups), and Directory (Open Directory's human-selected listings) that enable users to see different sets of search results. We reported on the Beta version of Google's image search engine in the June 29, 2001 Scout Report and find its results quite good. Google reveals the ways that people used Google (and other search engines) to find information after the September 11 attacks. Perhaps most notably, the top ten search terms for the week do not include any of the usual sex-related suspects but instead are comprised of "CNN," "World Trade Center," "BBC," etc. Google Zeitgeist offers lists and graphs keeping track of the latest search queries. Archived pages are also available.
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Alternate Title Google Zeitgeist: Google Searches Related to 9/11 Terrorists Attacks
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Date Issued 2001
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Date of Scout Publication 2001-10-12
Archived Scout Publication URL https://scout.wisc.edu/report/2001/1012

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