How Google lets you see into people’s minds

Part 2 in a series. Click here for Part I: Why Google is the (hilariously) perfect social experiment

A few weeks ago I posted about how Google suggestions provide valuable (and hilarious) insight into the public mind. All the embarrassing questions we are too afraid to ask end up on the internet, allowing programmers to read much of society’s thoughts. What do people want to know? What are they afraid of? Do Pokemon or black people exist? Google’s search suggestions offer some fascinating results. Here are five more of the most amusing and revealing patterns.

5. TV and video games seem real

Most kids eventually learn reality is far less imaginative than cartoons and video games. Even so, some of us need a quick Google search to erase our doubts. Does any one else secretly wish they could have a Pokemon?

One can only hope

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The 10 most annoying people in your Facebook feed Part II

Even if you’ve never taken a stroll through Facebook, you’re probably aware that some of its users can be ridiculously annoying. From friends and coworkers who insist on relaying every tidbit of their daily adventures to crazy hot girls who turn out to be spammers, this social network can be a trying place. Below are the ten most annoying people in your Facebook feed—every Facebook user will encounter at least one of these people in their career, guaranteed. Leave your favorite (or least favorite) users in the comments section below! Enjoy and please share! Click here for numbers 10-6 and here for the most annoying people on Twitter!

5. The creepy person who won’t stop sending you friend requests

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Annoying People Avoid Worst Facebook Creep Weird Gross Stalker Weekly Show Ratchet

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The 10 most annoying people in your Facebook feed Part I

Even if you’ve never taken a stroll through Facebook, you’re probably aware that some of its users can be ridiculously annoying. From friends and coworkers who insist on relaying every tidbit of their daily adventures to crazy hot girls who turn out to be spammers, this social network can be a trying place. Below are the ten most annoying people in your Facebook feed—every Facebook user will encounter at least one of these people in their career, guaranteed. Leave your favorite (or least favorite) users in the comments section below! Enjoy and please share! Click here for numbers 5-1 and here for the most annoying people on Twitter!

10. The person who doesn’t realize their account has been hacked

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Annoying People Avoid Worst Facebook Creep Weird Gross Stalker Weekly Show Ratchet

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12 secrets to increase your blog traffic

If you have a blog, chances are you’re looking to increase your traffic. With millions of other blogs on the web, it can be difficult to make your site stand out. In light of The Weekly Show’s new design, I’ve decided to share some little-known tricks for increasing traffic to your blog. These are guaranteed to increase your viewership and encourage readers to revisit your site. If you have other tips, leave them in the comments section below! Happy blogging!

12. Link to other sites and blogs

Let’s start with a basic but useful tip: link your blog to other websites. Not only will this increase your SEO ratings, it will also help your reputation. Citing well known or authoritative sources gives your site an aura of legitimacy and connectedness that isolated blogs don’t have. Linking to another website will notify its moderators, who are often happy to return the favor. Do this enough and other blogs will begin to mention you in their articles. Let’s not forget, of course, that having cool links for readers to explore is just plain fun and makes your posts more exciting!

Connecting to other sites will build pathways between your blog and the rest of the web.

Connecting to other sites will build pathways between your blog and the rest of the web.

11. Use high quality media

Every post should have some sort of media in it—pictures are great, videos are even better. Spending the time to find quality clips and images will keep readers on your site for longer amounts of time and generate more excitement about your posts. Visitors will often remember a great picture or video days after they have forgotten the finer points of an article. Quality is key here: try to find the highest resolution, most eye-catching images on the web. If you guys only knew how much time I have spent trying to find the right Pikachu pictures for all my Pokémon posts…

Sometimes a picture or video can be the highlight of a post. If you only knew how much time I spent finding this shot of Pikachu...

A picture or video can be the highlight of a post. The time it took to find this shot of Pikachu was well spent.

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The 9 most annoying people in your Twitter feed

Even if you’ve never taken a stroll through the Twitterverse, you’re probably aware that some of its users can be ridiculously annoying. From friends and coworkers who insist on relaying every tidbit of their daily adventures to crazy hot girls who turn out to be spammers, this 140-character world can be a trying place. Below are the nine most annoying people in your Twitter feed—every Twitter user will encounter at least one of these people in their career, guaranteed. Leave your favorite (or least favorite) users in the comments section below! Please share and be sure to check out the 10 most annoying people in your Facebook feed!

9. Guy who feels the need to update everybody with every detail of his life

Desperation

8. Grandma who retweets everything you say

So proud of you!

Hi honey!2

7. Aspiring artist hoping to get recognized

Poetry

Oh so hopeful...

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