Chu Mei-Feng, Center of Taiwanese Sex Scandal, Conquers Dragonball to Take Over Number One Spot With Web Users.Business/Technology Editors
WALTHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 22, 2002
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The Lycos 50(TM) For Week Ending January 19, 2002
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The Lycos 50(TM)Top 10 Search Terms for the Week Ending January 19, 2002:
1) Chu Mei-Feng 6) The IRS 2) Dragonball 7) Britney Spears 3) Morpheus 8) Lord of the Rings 4) Martin Luther King, Jr. 9) Tattoos 5) NFL 10) Taxes
Notes of Interest:
Last week, news of the international Internet sex scandal involving Taiwanese politician Chu Mei-Feng Chu Mei-feng, (璩美鳳 pinyin: Qú Měifèng b. August 5, 1966), is a Taiwanese TV journalist, former Taipei City councilwoman and the former director of Hsinchu City's Bureau of Cultural Affairs. propelled the ex-newswoman onto The Lycos 50. This week, Mei-Feng scored twice as many searches as Internet juggernaut Dragonball, taking over the number one spot on the list, pushing Dragonball back to number two. A secretly shot tape of Mei-Feng in a sexual encounter with a married Taiwanese businessman has turned up for sale online and offline around Southeast Asia Southeast Asia, region of Asia (1990 est. pop. 442,500,000), c.1,740,000 sq mi (4,506,600 sq km), bounded roughly by the Indian subcontinent on the west, China on the north, and the Pacific Ocean on the east. . News of the sex scandal pushed searches for Taiwan up 550 percent and searches for Taiwan news Taiwan News (formerly China News) is one of the three English-language newspapers in Taiwan, the other two being the Taipei Times and the China Post. up 1,240 percent over last week. Ironically, only one percent of search requests came from Taiwan. The majority of search queries originated in Singapore (23 percent) followed by the U.S. (14 percent), Thailand (12 percent) and Malaysia, Australia and Spain (four percent each).
The embattled Enron (#25) made and the financially challenged K-Mart (#26) each made The Lycos 50 for the first time, as searches for both companies tripled over the past week.
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The recently released war film Black Hawk Down (#50) is the latest Lycos 50 "One to Watch" to make the list. In November 2001, The Lycos 50 predicted the film would be hot, based on increased search activity. Meanwhile, two stars of the film, Josh Hartnett (#31) and Orlando Bloom Orlando Jonathan Blanchard Bloom (born 13 January 1977) is an English actor. He had his break-through role in the early 2000s as the elf-prince Legolas in The Lord of the Rings and blacksmith Will Turner in the Pirates of the Caribbean (#24) remain popular with Web users. Bloom is also wildly searched online due to his role in Lord of the Rings (#8).
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