Thursday, July 28, 2005

Another wave

It started two hours ago. People are hunting for pro-anorexia websites, and landing on my site. (I am not "pro-ana," but I've blogged about these sites.)

They're coming from many parts of the globe. Most have never seen my blog before. Here's the log of my recent visitors, and the search terms that sent them (via Statcounter):

28 Jul 11:01:50 search.netscape.com on-pro-ana-websites
28 Jul 10:55:59 www.google.com pro-anorexia website
28 Jul 10:48:32 www.google.com pro-ana
28 Jul 10:46:39 www.google.com pro ana anorexia websites
28 Jul 10:39:55 search.yahoo.com pro ana websites
28 Jul 10:38:02 www.google.com anorexia is ok
28 Jul 10:37:52 www.google.ca pro ana
28 Jul 10:34:46 www.google.com pro anorexia websites
28 Jul 10:29:11 www.google.com pro ana websites
28 Jul 09:58:47 www.google.ca pro-ana photos
28 Jul 09:48:21 www.google.com pro-ana
28 Jul 09:47:33 www.google.com pro ana websites
28 Jul 09:40:19 search.yahoo.com pro ana websites
28 Jul 09:33:03 www.google.com pro anorexia website
28 Jul 09:26:13 www.google.ca pro-ana
28 Jul 09:22:15 www.google.com pro-ana blogger
28 Jul 09:20:09 www.google.com pro ana websites
28 Jul 09:18:01 www.google.co.th haldol familymedicine
28 Jul 09:11:33 www.google.com pro-ana
28 Jul 09:10:21 www.google.com ana websites

This last happened in May, when research about these sites was released. Why so much interest this morning? Has there been some news, or another research report? If anyone knows, please leave a comment. Thanks.

5 Comments:

Blogger shrinkykitten said...

I don't know of any news stories, and just did a good news search and there haven't been any super recent print news stories on it. There was, however, a documentary on eating disorders on PBS on monday, but I don't recall them mentioning pro-ana sites.

12:53 PM  
Anonymous Daniel said...

Perhaps part of the research for Mr Cruise's antipsychiatry movement?

2:16 PM  
Anonymous Kathleen Weaver said...

The View did a segment yesterday on pro-ana sites.

6:53 AM  
Blogger shrinkette said...

Thanks, I think that explains it. I wonder how many are simply curious, and how much voyeurism plays a role.

7:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yea, I saw an article on msnbc news website that talked about how shows on Fox are promoting shows like "Starved" and "Fat Actress" that talk anorexia and other eating disorders. The article also mentioned pro anna sites as well.

3:05 PM  

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