Did you know that Google has a Blacklist?
On the list are words that your mother doesn’t want you to know…for the most part.
exists a master list of “bad words” and evil concepts that Google Instant is programmed to not act upon,
Google instant is the word filling that takes place when you are typing in a search word and Google is attempting to read your mind.
What’s on the list?
Pretty much anything that has to do with your bottom, June Cleaver’s son, anything that has to do with a private part, and anything that a 13 year old boy would try to impress his buddies by saying.
Why am I not mentioning the words?
Because, my site is filled with Google ads and I don’t want to tick anyone off.
A few days ago I was asked by the folks at Technorati to complete a survey about the state of the blogosphere. This is a popular thing they do everywhere to give us an idea of what’s going on and who we are.
Last year, this was who was blogging according to technorati:
So who are the bloggers? :
1. Two-thirds of bloggers were male
2. 60% were 18-44
3 The majority were more affluent and educated than the general population
- ◦ 75% have college degrees
- ◦ 40% have graduate degrees
- ◦ One in three has an annual household income of $75K+
- ◦ One in four has an annual household income of $100K+
- ◦ Professional and self-employed bloggers are more affluent: nearly half have an annual household income of $75,000 and one third topped the $100,000 level
4. More than half were married
5. More than half were parents
6. Half were employed full time, however ¾ of professional bloggers are employed full time.
7. 70% of all respondents said that personal satisfaction is a way they measure the success of their blog.
8. The leading metric of success was the number of unique visitors.
9.15% of bloggers spent 10 or more hours each week blogging. This number goes up dramatically with 24% of Part-Timers, 25% of Pros and 32% of Self-Employed bloggers spending 10 or more hours blogging.
10.One in five bloggers report updating on a daily basis. The most common rate of updating is 2-3 times per week.
11.Only 2% of all respondents said that they did’t know how their blog was built. 13% said that they built their blogs themselves from scratch.
12.But by far the most common blogging solution is to use a free third party hosting service, as 59% of respondents report having done.
13.The majority of blogs use tags (85%). The most popular tags are general, broad appeal categories:
• writing and poetry
• romance and relationships
I’ve added a t-13 linky
Feel free to snag the code to make it a hop. thanks
The TT questions are brought to you by Kimber, the color of absolute black granite and the number 16.
101. When was the last time you went to the doctor? Do you like your doctor?Last January. Yep- I didn’t have to get on the freakin’ scale.
201. My back is itching, will you scratch it for me?nope
301. Do you have nice handwriting?nope
401. We are sending you to either New Zealand or Canada, which one do you choose? neither
501. Do you sing in the shower?nope
601. Have you ever been streaking? If so, how far did you streak and did anyone see you? Not sure I want to do that to anybody.
701. How soon is too soon for Christmas decorations and music playing in the stores? I’m sick of it already….(I’m just getting old)
801. If you celebrated Halloween as a kid what was the costume you wore at 5?Some crappy plastic suffocating snow white mask that stunk like cheap plastic.
901. How many cavities have you had in your life? I can’t even count them and some have been replaced.
1001. Berleen and Bud come to Arizona to visit Kimber. Who do you think will decide it’s too hot here first?Twins
1101. Who do you think will ask TT questions next week? Hootin Anni.