Google buys Pyra!

I’m a top Google result for “upskirting”

This weekend, I installed some excellent software from — which tracks your web site’s traffic. It’ll tell you how many hits you’re getting, which countries and domains they’re coming from, and even what search strings on search engines are producing results for your site. So I downloaded my log files, turned the software loose on it, and waited to see what I’d find out.

The result? Collision Detection is the fifth-highest result of a Google search for “upskirting”. I’m pretty high for “hip hugger jeans”, too.

Maybe I’ve got this all wrong! Screw this cultural and political commentary; I should be running a porn site here. Though that would certainly put the phrase “collision detection” in a whole new kinetic light …

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I'm Clive Thompson, the author of Smarter Than You Think: How Technology is Changing Our Minds for the Better (Penguin Press). You can order the book now at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Powells, Indiebound, or through your local bookstore! I'm also a contributing writer for the New York Times Magazine and a columnist for Wired magazine. Email is here or ping me via the antiquated form of AOL IM (pomeranian99).

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