15 December 2002  

Google View

One of the fun aspects of blogging is checking out someone else's blog and discovering new information. From Geoff 's site I found the 2002 Year-End Google Zeitgeist, a review of "search patterns, trends and surprises." An examination of the various charts suggests that pop culture rules the search engine domains, and a pop culture of the very young. I was surprised to see that the top athlete, the athlete with the mosts searches, was someone I'd not heard of, David Beckham, a British soccer player.

Keith has an interesting take on dealing with unreasonable people.

Posted by Randy at December 15, 2002 02:52 PM | TrackBack

David Beckham is(or was?)married to Victoria Adams, a.k.a. "Posh Spice" of The Spice Girls. So his athleticism is not the main cause for his fame.

Posted by: Alfvaen at December 15, 2002 04:21 PM

My god Randy!!!!!!!! How could you have missed the existence of David Beckham? He's been just about everywhere, media-wise. One of the most recognizable athletes around.

Posted by: Mike at December 15, 2002 09:39 PM

Hmm, well, I lost touch with the Spice Girls since my term as president of the local fan club ended in 1999. R

Posted by: randy at December 16, 2002 08:56 AM

Beckham is indeed still married to Posh. But he was bigger news for his hairstyle when he played the World Cup. You _do_ know about the World Cup, right? Or are you a Philistine?

Posted by: Murph at December 16, 2002 10:55 AM

I was aware of the World Cup. Now that you mention a Spice Girl, there is a dim memory of this guy. Emphasis on dim.

Posted by: randy at December 17, 2002 12:29 AM

I must say, I'm rather surprised that you haven't heard of the Beckham...the man is everywhere...I am completely indifferent to sports but somehow I know who the Beckham is, the name of his son (Romeo), his popularity in Japan, and the fact that there is a Beckham video game!

Posted by: fiona at December 18, 2002 11:20 AM
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