"Annual Web search usage and volume is projected to cross the 100 bln threshold during the next 12 months, driven by a range of advances and new developments in general and vertical search as well as video and multimedia search. Local commercial searches could surpass 20 bln (or 20% of Web search) during 2006, according to The Kelsey Group."
1 billion searches in a year sounds like a lot. And it is. Let's face it, one billion is an impressive number. Say it out loud...go on. It sounds good, big and juicy, doesn't it? Now say it like Carl Sagan. One Bullionn. Aha.
But a billion searches in a year seems low to me:
1,000,000,000 a year
There are 6 Bullionn of us folks! Not all 6 Bullionn have net access, I grant, but is that really all we can manage? A piddling, trifling, measly, 31.7 searches a second? We can do better than that! There is so much to search: blogs, feeds, images, videos, opml, podcasts, fish (!), auctions, extraterrestrials, recipes, the unknown, metas, your future loved one, or your ego, anything! Come on now, get searching!