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Search Engine Results Reveal: Teens Donít Know Who OBL Is
The Blaze ^ | May 3, 2011 | Emily Esfahani Smith

Posted on 05/04/2011 7:09:34 AM PDT by Cowman

According to a report posted by Yahoo, it appears that most teens do not know who Osama bin Laden is. Two thirds of people who searched “who is Osama bin Laden” on Sunday turned out to be teenagers:

Teens ages 13-17 were seeking more information as they made up 66% of searches for “who is osama bin laden?”

More from the Yahoo report:

According to Yahoo!, The Top Searched Questions on Osama bin Laden are (based on Sunday, 5/1):

Is Osama bin Laden dead?

How did Osama bin Laden die?

Who killed Osama bin Laden?

How old is Osama bin Laden

Who is Osama bin Laden

Where was Osama bin Laden killed?

Is Osama bin Laden dead or alive?

How tall is Osama bin Laden?

Younger Generation. News of Osama bin Laden’s death seemed to have struck a chord with younger folks who grew up during the war on terrorism.

- On Yahoo!, 1 in 3 searches for “how did osama bin laden die” on Sunday were from teens ages 13-17. - According to Yahoo!, 40% of searches on Sunday for “who killed osama bin laden” were from people ages 13-20.

- However, it seems teens ages 13-17 were seeking more information as they made up 66% of searches for “who is osama bin laden?”


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Education
KEYWORDS: failededucation; ignorance; osamabinladenkilled; teens
Reason ten billion and one for homeschooling.

Seriously though, with results like this when can we start trying the public school unions for treason?

1 posted on 05/04/2011 7:09:38 AM PDT by Cowman
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To: Cowman
They don't know who OBL is? Seriously?

I'm so glad my mom home schooled me.

2 posted on 05/04/2011 7:13:30 AM PDT by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis (Want to make $$$? It's easy! Use FR as a platform to pimp your blog for hits!!!)
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To: Cowman

This doesn’t surprise me at all. Schools are so politically correct (not wanting to offend any Muslims etc) that current history is ignored. Personally, I have always felt that every 9/11, the pictures of the Pentagon/World Trade Towers/PA etc... should be shown during the entire day.


3 posted on 05/04/2011 7:20:18 AM PDT by momtothree
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To: Cowman

Of course it concerns me that kids today are dumb, but what really concerns me is how does Yahoo know who and how old the searchers are? I don’t remember giving my age to Yahoo when I search.


4 posted on 05/04/2011 7:26:38 AM PDT by chuckles
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To: Cowman
My 10 year old son, born 6 months before 9/11, knows full well who OBL is was. Of course, he's homeschooled.
5 posted on 05/04/2011 7:28:59 AM PDT by agrace
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To: chuckles
how does Yahoo know who and how old the searchers are?

If you sign up for a yahoo e-mail, you get a yahoo account. You can sign into that account and chat and get involved with the message boards, etc in the yahoo community. If you are signed in when you use the search engine, they can track data like this.

6 posted on 05/04/2011 7:33:10 AM PDT by Anitius Severinus Boethius
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To: Cowman

(FACEPALM).....


7 posted on 05/04/2011 7:34:15 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Imagine.... a world without islam.)
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To: agrace

My grandson, who was born in October 2001, also knows who bin Laden is. He has an inquiring mind, and probably knows more about WWII than his history teacher.


8 posted on 05/04/2011 7:41:38 AM PDT by Jaidyn
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To: Cowman

Their parents probably don’t know much more.


9 posted on 05/04/2011 7:58:33 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER
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To: Cowman

here we go with the most abused comment on FR..

“Pray for our nation”.


10 posted on 05/04/2011 8:16:28 AM PDT by max americana (FUBO)
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To: Cowman

I know who Osama bin Laden is but there isn’t amything named OBL!


11 posted on 05/04/2011 8:21:06 AM PDT by dalereed
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That astroturfed mob praising Obama for killing Osama was even more astroturfed than I thought.


12 posted on 05/04/2011 9:03:51 AM PDT by sportutegrl
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To: Jaidyn

He probably has a very instructive grandparent too. :)


13 posted on 05/04/2011 9:20:29 PM PDT by agrace
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