Official Google Blog – 2009 Search Review

Some interesting highlights from Google for 2009 searches. Click on the link for more about Snow Resorts.

Official Google Blog: This week in search 1/8/10.

Proportion of Google users in the United States making more than one query per day: 7 out of 10

Proportion of Google users in the United States making more than 10 queries per day: 1 out of 7

Fraction of Google queries, duplicates excluded, never seen before: More than 1/3

Fraction of Google queries, duplicates included, never seen before: More than 1/5

Country with the greatest increase in Google web search traffic in 2009 vs. 2008: Indonesia*

Approximate percentage of Internet users in Indonesia: 11.1%*

Average amount of time it takes a user to finish entering a query: 9 seconds

Average amount of time it takes Google to answer a query: Less than 1/4 second

Australian Idol Dumped By Ten

Australian Idol Dumped By Ten | undercover.com.au, Music, News, Entertainment.

“Australian Idol will not return in 2010. Network 10 has decided to “rest” the tired talent quest after years of falling ratings.”

No huge surprise. Been saying for years they would be better running Idol every second year. Gives them a better pool of talent to choose from, plus lessens the burnout from viewers.

2009’s format was a dud. Should have had the elimination at the end of the show. Too often we just tuned in for the first 15 mins to see who was booted and then watched something else.

Judges need to have a say too. IMO the best format is Rock Star. Judges picked the 3 worse performances on the night and then the viewers voted on that.

Bring back Kyle. And Big Brother!

Main problem I see is what will Undercover.com.au do now for Australian Content now that Paul can’t bitch about Idol? 😉

Philip K. Dick Estate Sues Google

Philip K. Dick Estate Sues Google : Slice of SciFi.

Would it have killed Google to at least ask to use the name Nexus One?

Don’t try to pretend your using the name because of it’s original meaning – meeting place. Why add the One to the end of it then?

Personally I think the name Nexus One is an awesome name – but ONLY because of the attachment to Blade Runner / I Dream Of Electric Sheep.  If that movie / book didn’t exist – then Nexus One would be a pretty fricken lame name for a phone to be honest.

Asshats.