What’s on your mind?

A little off the topic for this blog.

The post on Haiti’s orphans has gotten more hits than anything else on Family Inequality this month. My traffic is tiny, of course, but more broadly, the mind of the American public experienced a seismic event on January 13, when the earthquake struck. Google searches for the word “Haiti” suddenly surpassed searches for the word “sex” for the first time in recorded history.

“Haiti” searches remained higher than “sex” for most of the next 10 days, though it appears likely “sex” may be back on top by next weekend’s Friday-Saturday spike.

For details on the measurement and scale, you can repeat my search here or read Google’s About file here.

Leave a comment

Filed under In the news, Me @ work

Comments welcome (may be moderated)

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s