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iphone cc spcoon

“I still haven’t found what I’m looking for” are words from a classic U2 song , and it seems to represent what drives millions of people who search on Google, Yahoo and other search engines, looking for information, ideas, other people, money, sex, music, images, videos, clothes, books and so much more. In many ways its like a record of thoughts of humanity, striving to find something we want, and mostly its what will make us happy or entertain us for a little while more.

Google’s 2007 Top search list was:

1. iphone – The phone of all phones (more than 17 million pages in the results list)
2. webkinz – The kid’s stuffed animal that comes alive online in Webkinz World (6 million pages)
3. tmz – Entertainment news and celebrity gossip (780 thousand pages)
4. transformers – the movie about transforming robots (2.4 million pages)
5. youtube – hosts user created videos (32 million pages)
6. club penguin – a safe virtual world for kids to play, interact with friends (3.2 million pages)
7. myspace – social networking with forums, communities, videos and blogging (25 million pages)
8. heroes – hit TV show with super heroes (19 million pages)
9. facebook – another top social networking site (29 million pages)
10. anna nicole smith – a former Playmate of the Year and reality show host who died aged 39 (700 thousand pages)

So to summarize what we’re all looking for:
A cool phone, Entertainment for kids and grown ups, social networking, and some racy pictures.
Or even more summarized:
Communication and entertainment

The 2006 top list was quite different:

bebo – social networking
myspace – social networking
world cup -soccer
metacafe – videos
radioblog – music and video downloads
wikipedia – encyclopedia
video
rebelde -teenages Mexican soap opera
mininova – movie download site
wiki -encyclopedia

But when you summarize it, it still boils down to:
Communication and entertainment

And since entertainment is a form of communication, ultimately we are searching for Communication and the picture on this post represents the ultimate communication tool.

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dance cc amandabhslater

This documentary from Channel Four Docs is a strange, mysterious and intimate portrait of a woman who is a philosophy student and stripper. The juxtaposition of philosophy books, photos in a bed-sit flat and an exotic dance (in a bunny suit) to the sound of classical guitar, makes a surreal and compelling short film.

This film was one of the winners of the Four Docs Sheffield Competition.

View it here on Channel Four Docs.

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