October 04, 2004
Teen user search engines?

One of the interesting finds when analyzing my recent visitors' search keywords, was a rapid growth in what I guess can be labelled "teen grammar".

The mobile phone tumbing "SMS generation" actually expect to find an answer if they google for

how much weight do u lose being bulimic
how u create new email account in google
what are u looking for in a robot
where do u find sites about [...]
can u die from [...]
No, really - those are real searches!

I suppose it doesn't help that UK has seen the rise of brands like "PHONES4U" etc, but seriously: has online users' grammar gotten so bad that Google et al now need to set "u" and "you" equal for the younger generations to find their target content?

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r u serious? 4 sure. :-)

Posted by: Ingve on October 4, 2004 03:17 PM

LOL

Posted by: Jarle on October 4, 2004 05:13 PM

I blame the fast-food baked potato chain 'spud-u-like', which was around years before PHONES4U and SMS texting were even dreamt of, with the first outlet opening in Scotland in 1974. Perhaps we should form GEEK (Geeks Excellent English Kampaign) and boycott baked potato shops?

Um - I need another coffee... :-)

Posted by: bignoseduglyguy on October 5, 2004 10:42 AM

you should hang out on wondir.com for a while, not only is the grammar real scary, so are the questions...!

Posted by: Lloyd Davis on October 7, 2004 01:25 AM

I hate Newspeak.

Posted by: Hugo on October 11, 2004 06:05 AM

I want to have sex really, really bad with my boyfriend, and when we tryed too he was all "are you sure you want to do this". I no i should think it's cool, but i don't. so i got up and left. iwonder if he's scared? do you?

Posted by: Andy on March 26, 2005 10:11 PM

I want to have sex really, really bad with my boyfriend, and when we tryed too he was all "are you sure you want to do this". I no i should think it's cool, but i don't. so i got up and left. iwonder if he's scared? do you?

Posted by: devin Shelton on March 26, 2005 10:13 PM

Me and my boyfriend r so in love but my family hates him and they dont want us to date. So we sneak around. We r close and all but its driving me crazy how my family is.
What should i do?

Posted by: Forbidden Love on June 22, 2005 03:46 AM
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