Sex with your mobile phone
Posted on 24th February, 2006
Google has been looking into what people are searching for on their mobile phones. Turns out, indeed, it’s all about sex. In the NewScientists.com article which I quote fully below:
LOOKING at porn on a PC is, apparently, so last century, and only a fool risks a furtive glance at adult websites on their company PDA. Nowadays the cellphone is the device of choice for those seeking out porn on the web, according to research by Google.
Computer scientists Maryan Kamvar and Shumeet Baluja analysed 1 million searches made using the firm’s mobile search software. They found that “adult” material constituted 20 per cent of the searches on cellphones, but only 5 per cent on PDAs. Just 8.5 per cent of searches on desktop computers are for adult material.
The Google team say that people regard their phones as intensely personal devices and so “may feel more comfortable querying adult terms” on them, perceiving a smaller chance of others discovering their activities.