Americans' interest rates plummet
When it comes to internet searches that is
Nevermind what the small ads say, it seems Americans just aren’t curious any more. Latest figures from Comscore show those living North of the Rio Grande are amongst the world’s least prolific internet searchers.
The web research firm said yesterday that 61 billion searches were carried out worldwide in August, with 755 million unique searchers averaging 80.9 searches per user.
Latin America may have had only 50 million searchers, but they clocked up 95.7 searches each. The second most curious searchers were in Europe, with 209.7 million searchers who averaged 85.1 searches each. Asia Pacific’s 258 million searchers clocked up 78.7 searches each.
In the Middle East a rather low 30.6 million searches managed 69.8 searches each.
However, North America’s 206.3 million searchers clocked up a mere 77.4 searches (each).
While many in the Middle East might have other things on their mind than surfing the web for cheap tat and even cheaper smut, some may be surprised that Americans are so uncurious about the world around them. As Donald Rumsfeld and there are things they don’t know they don’t know, and but now we know they can’t be bothered to find out what they are.
No-one will be surprised to hear that Google was the busiest search engine, according to Comscore, account for 37.1 billion of the 61 billion searches. Yahoo was in second place, with 8.5 billion while Baidu clocked up 3.25 billion. Microsoft’s Live Search – just relaunched – clocked up 2.1 billion.®
The first uptakers of internet access are going to be the heaviest users. As the size of the internet connected population increases, so does the number of lighter users, thus lowering the average of measures such as web searches per user. All this investigation shows is that there is a higher proportion of Americans on line.
They're busy inventing stuff
Perhaps you didn't notice, but Americans invented the internet and all 3 search engines mentioned in the article are American companies. Maybe Americans are all busy inventing the next big things while the rest of us are just having fun figuring out how to use their current kit!
Wit, intelligence or Bush Bashing ?
I would have expected comments to be far more intelligent that many of those appearing above.
Lest we forget whom saved whom's "arse" after having handed it to them only shortly before ...
" I'm just sayin' "