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I think that the interpretation of Odom is off. I am one of the idiots who looked up the name, not because of any interest in that marketing sensation, but because I saw news about the person as if it were an issue and didn't know why. If we were clever with feedback, we might be able to come up with a who the hell is XXXX metric to explain the proportion of hits on any given name, though I don't know how... Wnt (talk) 12:37, 27 October 2015 (UTC)[reply]

  • It can be hard to parse out the reasons for popularity of pop culture topics. There is no doubt that Odom got more attention than he would otherwise due to the Kardashian connection. I'd like to think that Odom's personal tragedy itself was primarily the cause for attention, but we don't know that. Indeed, you'll see in the next Traffic Report that Justin Trudeau was #1 -- to some extent influenced not by his political success but because the internet decided he was hot.--Milowenthasspoken 14:34, 27 October 2015 (UTC)[reply]

Well it's interesting that Bernie Sanders made the list, but not Donald Trump. I'm not sure what to make of that. Praemonitus (talk) 19:46, 30 October 2015 (UTC)[reply]


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