5 Sexy Reasons Geeks Get Excited By Miley Cyrus

Let’s be clear about something. Despite the attractive woman in the logo, this site is about geek-tech first and sexiness second. Or is it the other way around?

Well, it doesn’t really matter. But this article is NOT going to be about the Miley Cyrus shower pictures that have given the World Wide Web a collective search orgasm. Well, not primarily. It’s also not going to be about the Miley Cyrus Vanity Fair scandal or the sexy underwear photos she took for Nick Jonas. Well, again, not primarily.

This article is not about the sexiness of a 16 year old celebrity. Rather, it’s about the fact that the entire world seems to come together in common fellowship to sneak a glance at scandalous and sexy pictures of a young teenager, and why geeks like me get excited about that fact.

Enough, though with the rhetoric. Let’s get to the reasons that geeks like me get excited by sexy celebrity scandals on the Internet.

1. Miley Cyrus = Massive Search Traffic

There is no one in the world right now who has the ability to drive search traffic like Miley Cyrus. Sure, Vanessa Hudgens went nude. But Miley Cyrus’ non-nude scandalous pics have driven far more traffic. What about Britney Spears, you ask? Well, she’s a has been. Miley Cyrus is the new queen of Internet.

2. Miley Cyrus = Money

Since Miley Cyrus is now the most searched for celebrity on the Internet according to Google Trends, she has the potential to drive pageviews through the roof. And as all web-geeks know (at least those who run their own websites) there is a direct correlaton between pageviews and advertising revenue.

3. Miley Cyrus = Long Term Opportunity

Unless she has a freak accident and dies, Miley has only been around for about 3 years and unlike Britney Spears, has at least 5-7 years before the fuel starts to burn out. If you’re lucky, she could have a good 10 years left. The Onion News Network confirms this observation:

4. Miley Cyrus = Power

If there’s anything that all geeks like, it’s power. The power to hack. The power to control products more completely and thoroughly than the average consumer. The power to understand things more completely than the average citizen. Miley Cyrus gives the geek the ultimate tool for understanding and controlling human psychology as it expresses itself in online search. It’s reverse human psychology. If you understand what makes people tick, you can make people tick up your bank account.

5. Miley Cyrus = The Next Great Trainwreck

Presuming for a second that my geek psychology is similar to others… I think I can say that we delight in seeing the empty shell of a famous celebrity start down the notorious downward spiral of a self-indulgent trainwreck. Geeks like to be reminded that they are the ones that have the things that matter most over the long-haul: intelligence, know-how, self-control and of course… self-reliance.

Ryan Caldwell is an online publisher whose sites include PopCrunch and PerformancingAds.

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14 Responses to 5 Sexy Reasons Geeks Get Excited By Miley Cyrus

  1. I'm not some "pure as the driven snow" kinda guy, but I do sorta think it's a bit, um, unethical to ride the coattails of this trampy little girl whose parents are too greedy to have any morals or scruples.

    By all rights, her latest scandal should be the end of her Hannah Montana career – and I'll certainly be swearing off of Disney if they don't make an example of her over this. The only way to send a clear message to people like this is to hit 'em in the wallet.

    If we tolerate – and profit from – this, what aren't we simply advocating that this sort of trampy behavior from pre-pubescent little girls is not only acceptable but also merits reward? If you're a parent, is that really the message you want your little girl to be getting? Are you truly ok with your daughter idolizing someone who advocates disrobing for money at 14 or 15 years old?

    I know this post was probably intended to be in fun, but as a new parent, I'm finding that this kind of stuff really aggravates me much more now. You guys are better than this…

    • Hey Rob, just to let you know, it's guest blogger's week here on [GAS], so about half of the post you'll see this week comes from new voices… Ryan, the dude who wrote that post, is not only an extremely cool guy, but also a web marketing genius. You can see this post in a bad or good way. If you're looking to live a living out of the Internet, you have to write content based on what people are interested in. It can be about Miley Cyrus, or any other person or "concept" you think will work, and obviously, for this, Google trends can be your best friend.

      Yes, a lot of people who read this site are tech / IT professionals, but there are quite a few web pros as well.. so we try to please everybody.

  2. I’m not some “pure as the driven snow” kinda guy, but I do sorta think it’s a bit, um, unethical to ride the coattails of this trampy little girl whose parents are too greedy to have any morals or scruples.

    By all rights, her latest scandal should be the end of her Hannah Montana career – and I’ll certainly be swearing off of Disney if they don’t make an example of her over this. The only way to send a clear message to people like this is to hit ’em in the wallet.

    If we tolerate – and profit from – this, what aren’t we simply advocating that this sort of trampy behavior from pre-pubescent little girls is not only acceptable but also merits reward? If you’re a parent, is that really the message you want your little girl to be getting? Are you truly ok with your daughter idolizing someone who advocates disrobing for money at 14 or 15 years old?

    I know this post was probably intended to be in fun, but as a new parent, I’m finding that this kind of stuff really aggravates me much more now. You guys are better than this…

    • Hey Rob, just to let you know, it’s guest blogger’s week here on [GAS], so about half of the post you’ll see this week comes from new voices… Ryan, the dude who wrote that post, is not only an extremely cool guy, but also a web marketing genius. You can see this post in a bad or good way. If you’re looking to live a living out of the Internet, you have to write content based on what people are interested in. It can be about Miley Cyrus, or any other person or “concept” you think will work, and obviously, for this, Google trends can be your best friend.

      Yes, a lot of people who read this site are tech / IT professionals, but there are quite a few web pros as well.. so we try to please everybody.

  3. Thanks for the response, Kiltak!

    My comment may have come across a little unduly harsh. Certainly I see the value in the underlying lesson that Ryan is presenting here. I understand that he's just using a current hot-button topic as a reference and that the same concepts could be applied to any number of topics.

  4. Thanks for the response, Kiltak!

    My comment may have come across a little unduly harsh. Certainly I see the value in the underlying lesson that Ryan is presenting here. I understand that he’s just using a current hot-button topic as a reference and that the same concepts could be applied to any number of topics.

  5. I'm new here via the "I Love Geek Girls" group in geeks.pirillo.com.

    Let me get this out of the way first. The post, in it of itself, is very valuable and informative for someone like me looking to pro-blog someday. So big-ups to guest blogger Ryan for the post.

    But…hmmm, how do I put this in a non-offensive tone…gah, Screw it!

    Rob O., with all due respect, this wasn't a post begging for a lesson in parenting or morality! I get it; I get the whole Miley thing. While I totally disagree, I respect other's opinions. But there's a more tactful way of expressing one's thoughts that doesn't sound like a personal and judgemental attack on the author.

    This reminds of a similar situation I was just in when looking for developer guy to work on a project of mine. Sent the specs over to a potential service provider and here was his response:

    "Don't waste my time with this crap. While I can build-to-spec, I can't support yet another childish and immature social networking site. As a father…blah, blah, blah!"

    All he had to say was "not interested." Wasn't going to hire the guy for his moral values. I was requesting a service.

    That's all I'm saying. I'm sure you get my point.

  6. I’m new here via the “I Love Geek Girls” group in geeks.pirillo.com.

    Let me get this out of the way first. The post, in it of itself, is very valuable and informative for someone like me looking to pro-blog someday. So big-ups to guest blogger Ryan for the post.

    But…hmmm, how do I put this in a non-offensive tone…gah, Screw it!

    Rob O., with all due respect, this wasn’t a post begging for a lesson in parenting or morality! I get it; I get the whole Miley thing. While I totally disagree, I respect other’s opinions. But there’s a more tactful way of expressing one’s thoughts that doesn’t sound like a personal and judgemental attack on the author.

    This reminds of a similar situation I was just in when looking for developer guy to work on a project of mine. Sent the specs over to a potential service provider and here was his response:

    “Don’t waste my time with this crap. While I can build-to-spec, I can’t support yet another childish and immature social networking site. As a father…blah, blah, blah!”

    All he had to say was “not interested.” Wasn’t going to hire the guy for his moral values. I was requesting a service.

    That’s all I’m saying. I’m sure you get my point.

  7. I understood that this was not a post begging for a lesson in morality and I'll concede that my response could've been more subtle.

    But does that mean we should turn a blind eye? Isn't that kind of dismissive apathy part of why society's standards continue to spiral down the drain? When IS it appropriate to take the least bit of a stand?

  8. I understood that this was not a post begging for a lesson in morality and I’ll concede that my response could’ve been more subtle.

    But does that mean we should turn a blind eye? Isn’t that kind of dismissive apathy part of why society’s standards continue to spiral down the drain? When IS it appropriate to take the least bit of a stand?

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