White People Stole My Car: Google Trends FAIL
Have you been wondering why "white people stole my car" has been one of the hottest search terms on Google for the last few days? Well, after a bit of investigation, your humble Truemorist has discovered that Google is a spam victim ... and so are you, if you clicked on any of the spam links that come up when typing "white people stole my car" into Google search.
Spammers somehow managed to make "white people stole my car" appear on Google Trends and lead people to websites filled with spam and viruses (Truemorist recommends that you avoid clicking on most of the links that come up when searching for "white people stole my car" for the safety of your computer and your very soul). How the spammers achieved the "white people stole my car" coup is still unclear. Maybe they used robots, maybe they used specially-trained monkeys .... in any case, a handy little tool called Google Insights indicates that they've been going at it since August 19.
Funnier yet, when people initially began to search for "white people stole my car", Google suggested that they might actually have wanted to search for "black people stole my car." Truemorist wonders if this indicates anything about race relations in the United States, because, according to Google Insights, 100% of the people searching for "white people stole my car" were from the United States. Perhaps, Caroline Tagg, the woman who acquired a PhD in texting, could shed some light on the matter...