Our national preoccupations
How then could I leave unblogged this article in the Globe and Mail that intersects so many of my bloggy fascinations. It compares the top search terms from 2006 on Yahoo! and Yahoo! Canada.
Here's a list of the 10 most popular search terms on Yahoo! Canada in 2006:
FIFA World Cup
Rock Star Supernova
Days of Our Lives
And here, by contrast, is a list of the U.S.'s top 10 Yahoo! searches in 2006:
I'm not sure whether to feel smug or ashamed. I mean, it's not pretty that seven of the top ten American searches are for the female celebrity flavour of the month, but it is also rather embarrassing (if not telling) that the top ten Canadian preoccupations in 2006 include hockey, weather, taxation, soap operas and - neopets??