Filed under: Diet and Weight LossYou know those quiet, still hours late at night or early in the morning when you click through the internet while everyone else is sleeping? Or the (ahem) minute (or two) at work you steal away for a quick search on something that keeps popping into your mind in between projects?
In those moments, you're not alone. Researchers around the globe are busy watching what you're searching for online. Here, one such researcher shares what he's learned monitoring the hits of 10 million internet users a day, specifically graphing how many people are typing "diets" and "exercise" into Google, Yahoo! and other engine search bars.
His brief and interesting sketch of what kind of diets we seek in the New Year is revealing, if not a little embarassing. While our searches certainly don't indicate whether we're actually following a plan or eating healthy, these stats do uncover our preoccupation with getting the skinny on (shake your head with me now) new, flashy and supposedly fast-acting diets.Permalink | Email this | Comments