The Top 10 Questions on the Internet

April 20, 2013 | By | Comments (3)

You know the phrase, there are no stupid questions. I’m not sure I 100% agree—asking certain people certain questions can quickly deduct points from your hip/smart/savvy IQ. Yes, I found it endearing when my mom asked me, “What’s the Harlem Shake?” If a twenty-something coworker asked me that, I would think she has her head in the sand. But, lucky for her, she would never ask me that. Because we have the Internet.

Yahoo! search data revealed the top 10 questions 18 to 35-year-olds are afraid to ask out loud (based on searches in March):

In case you weren't sure, this is a meme.

In case you weren’t sure, this is a meme.

  1. what is a meme
  2. how do I use pinterest
  3. how to boil an egg [this tops searches on rs.com, too]
  4. what is hummus
  5. what is the Harlem shake
  6. what is 401k
  7. what is march madness
  8. what is a hashtag
  9. what is a narcissist
  10. where is Coachella

Okay, confession time: What was the last thing you searched to avoid looking stupid? Here’s mine: This weekend I looked up, where is sesame place?

COMMENTS

  1. microrrelatososhortstories

    Oooh good question, recently my highschool students and I were talking about external debt from different countries and they would insist every time someone mentioned the hugs sums of money IS IT BILLIONS IN ENGLISH OR IS IT BILLIONS IN SPANISH? I had no idea there was a difference, and I’d answer that it depends on the exchange rate -stupid answer! So I just said one day: I have mo idea… And I looked it up… Difference between billions in english and billions in spanish… My goodness there is a huge difference between both quantities… :)

    April 21, 2013 at 1:00 am
  2. Heather

    Memes are not only pictures with words… They are anything passed through social media that changes as it goes, like the jokes where you fill the names of those on your friends list, or where you fill in a series of blanks to finish sentences.. (I.e. Out my window I see….) Or the memes where you “search for your name on Flickr, take the 5th photo that comes up, turn to page 13 in the book you are currently reading, take the last three words in the 4th sentence… There is your album cover with album name”. Or the “find your Elvish name” meme… Those are ALL memes.

    April 23, 2013 at 11:33 pm
  3. june

    Meme or Mimi’s also are what some little kids call their grandmother’s or grammy’s or Nonny’s :)
    I know mine calls me Mimi :)

    April 25, 2013 at 2:12 pm

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