And that resource led me to The Lycos 50 with Aaron Schatz, which provided insightful interpretation of why people search for the things they do.
“After September 11, the Lycos 50, like everything else in America, has been fundamentally changed.
Tuesday’s terrorist attacks led to a massive search for information never before seen in the history of the Internet. Half of the subjects on this week’s Lycos 50 are new this week, and of those subjects all except one are related to the attack on America.
Shocking, then, that the #1 subject is not the World Trade Center (#2) or terror suspect Osama Bin Laden (#3). No, the top subject is 16th century seer Nostradamus, thanks to an email hoax which attributed to him a prophesy foretelling this week’s horrors.”