Very stupid, apparently.
Once the rejoicing at Osama bin Laden's death is over, we're still left with the queasy-making knowledge that a lot of America's young people, apparently, didn't know who he was. From Boing Boing:
In a company blog post today, Yahoo reported that two-thirds of people searching for "Who is Osama Bin Laden?" today were teenagers. Yes, that's right, a non-insignificant number of teenagers in America do not know who Osama bin Laden is.
According to Yahoo!, The Top Searched Questions on Osama bin Laden are (based on Sunday, 5/1):
1. Is Osama bin Laden dead?
2. How did Osama bin Laden die?
3. Who killed Osama bin Laden?
4. How old is Osama bin Laden
5. Who is Osama bin Laden
6. Where was Osama bin Laden killed?
7. Is Osama bin Laden dead or alive?
8. How tall is Osama bin Laden?
News of Osama bin Laden's death seemed to have struck a chord with younger folks who grew up during the war on terrorism.
However, it seems teens ages 13-17 were seeking more information as they made up 66% of searches for "who is osama bin laden?"
Why is it always "Who is Osama bin Laden?" Why is it never "Who is Lady Gaga?"