quasi in rem

Thursday, May 13, 2004

Lycos confirm's traffic rate increase::

Lycos notes that the "video showing the beheading of U.S. captive Nick Berg, combined with the multitude of search activity for the War in Iraq and searches for the Iraqi prisoners of war, is generating 12 times more searches than the #2 search term, Paris Hilton."

Here are the searches:

1. Nick Berg video
2. Nick Berg Beheading
3. Nick Berg and Iraq
4. Nick Berg Execution
5. Nick Berg Beheading Video
6. Nick Berg Killing
7. Nick Berg murder
8. Nick Berg assassination
9. Nick Berg decapitation video
10. Execution of Nick Berg.

I can't help but think that this is mostly generated by people who want to see the video only for shock value. Pretty scarey stuff all around.


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