Philippines loses sex scandal crown to Bangladesh
In a development that shouldn’t affect anyone, the Philippines has lost its “sex scandal” crown online.
The country that previously had the most people searching for “sex scandal” on Google for the last seven years has dropped into second place behind Bangladesh, writes Tatt Awards winner and fellow tech blogger Mark Macanas.
According to Google Insights for Search, Bangladesh has the highest “regional interest” for the search term worldwide, for 2011 year to date. The Southern Asian country is followed closely by the Philippines. Third-placer Nepal is a distant third, barely leading Pakistan. Google Insights for Search compiles statistics on how people from all over the world use the search engine.
“Let’s hope there won’t be any new sex scandal to rekindle [our] interest in the keyword and make us regain the lead”, writes Macanas. Interestingly the Philippines is still number one for Google Searches of “sex scandals“. Also according to Google, 1.5 million worldwide searched for “sex scandal” last month, versus 1.22 million for its plural form.
The term “sex scandal” (and the trend of attaching “scandal” to a celebrity, place, or even company) became popular in the Philippines in the early 2000s. Affordable CDs and disc burners and later internet growth facilitated the sharing of amateur pornographic videos.
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