You may have visited Google Trends this morning and found a highly offensive trending term in the #1 position with n-word included. Are internet users just going crazy, typing racial profanities into their internet browsers? Luckily no. However, this resource to learn about popular searches in the Google search engine has been hacked.
It's not the first time this has occurred. According to a recent Helium article, the Google Trends list was hacked in July 2008. A Swastika was placed on the page. Then in January 2009, the term "n------ like kfc" was included in the Google Trends list. That one I remember! What's up with these hackers on sites such as Google and Facebook? Really, don't they have a better way to spend their time? I think someone needs to take a break from mom's basement and enjoy the fresh air.
Right now there isn't anything offensive in the Google Trends list, however, it's probably not worth bloggers' time to frantically start writing about "debt counseling", "police stations" and "dentists". The list isn't exactly an accurate depiction of the real search terms that are gaining the most momentum in the Google search engine. For now, visit news sites to find out what's going on in the world.