by CIO Staff

Janet Jackson Exposure at Super Bowl Most Searched-For Item

Mar 15, 20041 min

Janet Jackson’s partial nudity during last month’s Super Bowl halftime show was the most searched-for item in the history of the search engine Lycos, according to “The Lycos 50 Daily Report.”

The number of Web surfers who entered terms related to “wardrobe malfunction” was about the same as those who sought news and information about Osama bin Laden, the World Trade Center and Pentagon in the wake of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

Jackson’s exposure received 350 times as many requests as Super Bowl MVP Tom Brady, five times as many searches as space shuttle Columbia on the day it exploded, and three times as many searches as the 2000 election on the day after it occurred.