Tuesday, March 11, 2008

That's Interesting

Gwen AraujoSuddenly I am getting all of these page hits on a post from late last year about Gwen Araujo, a transgendered teen murdered by four men. Of the last 40 web hits, 39 were for this page.

The weird thing is that they aren't all coming from a link in a blog or a forum or a news story, they are mostly coming from search engines, not all of which are Google, Ask.com and AOL seem to be big players today. It is in the first 10 posting on Google, but you have to page down to see it, and the position on other searches is similar.

So why the sudden interest in Gwen? I did a news search, and that didn't turn up much. She was mentioned in a couple of articles dealing with Sanesha Stewart, another transgendered person also murdered brutally. (Sanesha Stewart was also libeled in the press, but that is typical when transgendered minorities are murdered.) But that was last month.

I never understand the intarw3bs.

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