I'm in Vancouver, Canada and some time ago I developed an interest in "Jordanian militia"
I searched for it and was very surprised by the very low numbers of hits I was getting from all engines I tried (Yahoo, MSN, Google, Blekko, Bing, etc., etc.!) I even got nothing from the CIA website and their World Factbook!!
I suspected Internet censoring and set out to prove it. I created and Excel file (almost 25 Mbytes which I'm willing to share/publish) in which I searched and recorded the hits (MSN, Yahoo, Google and some CIA) of almost 10k of the darnest things I could think of!
The "Jordanian militia" came in in the first percentile when the file was sorted in the order of increasing number of hits. I used the average hit counts from MSN, Yahoo and Google for the sorting. Its average hit-count was 18. Other odd ones: Rummedin Fayziddinovich Sharpov = 19, Magnanimous and Invincible Order of Blackmen = 21, Castrators of Russia = 844 (no joke!), Togo Pogo Stick Union = 41 (still no joke!), homemade thermonuclear device = 32 (serious as before!), etc., etc. for over 9000 times.
Of fewer than 'Jordanian militia' hits are three Guantanamo Bay alumni, one serial killer, 13 Malaysian poisons, 54 trade unions, two Christian Democratic parties, one hate group, two communist parties, six U.S. militias, four convicted ex-cult leaders, one suicide attack in Israel, two Norwegian fjords and a partridge in a pear tree! ;o)
I would very much want to find out if searches for “Jordanian militia” are similar elsewhere in the world. So...
If anybody reading the present post is willing to land a hand, I can be reached at danleonida-at-yahoo-dot-com, or on this forum. I started a campaign of forum posts, such as the preset one, yesterday and the results are already coming in.
I posted in the morning on this thread: http://cycling74.com/forums/topic.php?id=37616
My post was: http://cycling74.com/forums/topic.php?id=40296
By early evening my post was deleted and the whole tread was shadow-filtered (could only get to the thread via my own URL. The thread was NOT in the Forum Index! I understand why they shadow-filtered the thread. Cycling74 just writes software for artists! The thread just didn’t belong there! BUT…
Why did they have to delete mine?! (
Please include the general location of the searches and a date, should you decide to land a hand.
If it's not too difficult, I would appreciate screenshot of the first page of search results to the email above. (Screenshots how to: The "Print Screen/SysRq" key in the upper right hand corner of your keyboard will place the screen - pixel be pixel - on the clipboard. It can then be pasted in MS Word, Excel, or what have you.)
Thx in advance and
c u –dan
P.S. The 25 Meg Excel file is clean, presentable, easy to navigate, includes screenshots of some of the “problems“’ I have encountered during the six months of work and the Excel file is Copylefted. Anybody is more that welcome to it, if desired. It even has a “Help Wanted“ tab already hyperlinked such that searches are only one click away.