Company analyzes wants on social media

March 16, 2012 8:14:18 AM PDT
Take a minute and think - what is it you want right now - money? A nap? It turns out most people want junk food and fast cars.

A company called NetBase analyzed nearly three billion Facebook, Twitter and other social media messages searching for the phrase "I want." The number one want for women: ice cream. For men it's cars. But after that, for both genders -- it is consumption things like beer, cookies, cake, pancakes.