Some enterprising cyber-Sherlock has used Google’s Insight for Search service to discover that certain pornographic search terms experienced suspicious growth in the days prior to the the anti-Google CCTV reports.
The first picture shows what the author found using Google Insights for Search, which can can be used to graph and then analyze search trends from around the world. The search term under questions is “improper relations between mother and son.” The gist of the author’s point is that in terms of search volume, this term went from being flaccid to shooting off its white hot load in a matter of few days – and right around the time of the reports. Well, it’s hard to be scientific about the results but we thought the methodology to be interesting, if nothing else, so we decided to run a few of our own, non-incestuous tests on it.
Here’s what we found for “oral sex videos”:
You can see that there is a general increase during the June 17-20 period, but nothing like the Viagra-fueled growth the author of the Chinese post experienced. We wonder how much of the search growth came from people who, after hearing all the hubbub, decided to see if they could score some porn from Google before the Nanny took it all away.
Of course, there is one more salient point: the author of the post claims that most of this traffic came from Beijing, suggesting, again, that this was all a setup. We suggest that you learn some dirty words in Chinese if you don’t already know them, and play around with Google Insights for Search. We leave you with one last screen grab, which will no doubt make you scream in pain/pleasure: Japanese incest. Do the numbers mean anything, Nick Cage? You decide.