My Search Term, Myself

Blogger ponders path Web surfers take to his threshold
By Caroline Zimmerman,  Newser User
Posted Apr 21, 2008 2:04 PM CDT
Finding the Google searches that direct users to a certain blog is often surprising.    (Shutterstock)
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(Newser) – Freud would have a field day studying Google searches, posits a blogger who tracked the terms visitors to his web page used and found a window into man's pathologies. John Kelly, a columnist on leave from the Washington Post, writes in the Guardian about "how the fetishes, pathologies and strange obsessions of humankind are catalogued every day on the world wide web." 

After Kelly recounted a "100% prostitute free" visit to Prague, a UAE user found his page by searching for "hooker sex apartment near wenceslas square." He also reeled in a searcher for "how to grab a woman's breast without getting into trouble." It's a glimpse "into the great unedited id of the Internet," he writes.