Tuesday, April 10, 2007

At Least Google Listens

From another blog:
Men talk to their search engines more than their girlfriends, work colleagues or even their families, research has claimed.

A poll conducted by MSN Search found that search engines are the first port of call for nearly half of men seeking advice. Family are consulted by a third, while partners are the sounding board of choice for only one in four men.

In comparison, the study into gender search patterns reveals that women still opt for more traditional advice options, with one in three rating family as their number one choice for help and information. ...

The problem may be the age old complaint about men "helping" when women have a problem. Men seek solutions, women seek empathy. Girlfriends don't offer solutions, Google does. Girlfriends offer consolation that men take as patronizing, Google offers information that can be used to overcome the problem. Girlfriends say "It's okay," Google gives you options for how to fix it.
Funny. That last comment was from a man, obviously. The (female) blogger says that maybe Google has better listening skills. Yeah, right.

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