Monday, December 17, 2007

Autism is on Google's Top Ten "What Is" list.

Thanks to the Schafer Report, I found this little depressing nugget way too interesting: The Google Top Ten "What Is?" Questions By English Users Around The World are:

1. What is love?
2. What is autism?
3. What is RSS?
4. What is lupus?
5. What is SAP?
6. What is Bluetooth?
7. What is Emo?
8. What is Java?
9. What is HPV (human papillomavirus)?
10. What is gout?

Full article here:

Now you may ask yourself(or not), why I find this depressing? or even frightening about this list? For me, it's the fact that 4 out of the 10 are health related questions. About disease and disorders. What in the heck is going on people? Why isn't this list in itself a top 10 news story?

It's certainly a wake-up call for this generation. Music, love, and computers can only keep us motivated and going.

Is it me, or does anyone else out there think this is really really REALLY scary?


Maddy said...

I don't know if it's scary but it's certainly bizarre or unexpected, at least to me.

Artemisia said...

I find it both scary and depressing. It was awful back when my son was diagnosed with autism that NO ONE knew much about it - but in a way that was preferable to everyone being touched by it....

By the way, Ash - TAG!