Search Narratives

from wikipedia:

"On August 4th, 2006, AOL released a compressed text file on one of its websites containing twenty million search keywords for over 650,000 users over a 3-month period, intended for research purposes. AOL pulled the file from public access by the 7th, but not before it had been mirrored, P2P-shared and seeded via BitTorrent. News filtered down to the blogosphere and popular tech sites such as Digg and Wired News.

Whilst none of the records on the file are personally identifiable per se, certain keywords contain personally identifiable information by means of the user typing in their own name (ego-searching), as well as their address, social security number or by other means. Each user is identified on this list by a unique sequential key, which enables the compilation of a user's search history. In fact, in a test, of whether it was possible to do so, the New York Times was able to locate several individuals from the released, and anonymized, search records alone.

AOL acknowledged it was a mistake and removed the data, although the files can still be downloaded from mirror sites. Additionally, several searchable databases of the report also exist on the internet."

You can use www.aolstalker.com to browse these logs. It's interesting to see the narratives that appear in some of these people's search histories. Here are some excerpts from the user 14162375 :

14162375 marriage counseling
14162375 spy on the wife
14162375 spy recorders
14162375 signs of cheating
14162375 tracking cell phone numbers
14162375 dealing with cheating wives
14162375 divorce lawyers
14162375 cheating wives
14162375 saving a marriege
14162375 sex products
14162375 sexual techiques
14162375 www.americagreentings.com
14162375 stop your divorce
14162375 alchool withdrawl sintoms
14162375 disfunctional erection
14162375 cheating therapy
14162375 women’s urine blood
14162375 spy from a distance
14162375 listen through walls
14162375 car sound recorder
14162375 car conversation spy
14162375 spy on wife
14162375 phico card readers
14162375 st. petersburg fl medium
14162375 psychic
14162375 psychic st.pete fl
14162375 get my wife back
14162375 i want revenge to my wife
14162375 get revenge from a wife cheater
14162375 munchies
14162375 lisbon jobs
14162375 divorce and kids
14162375 my wife wants to leave me
14162375 how do i get my wife love me again
14162375 need help getting my wife back
14162375 i want my wife bach
14162375 i need my wife to get back to me
14162375 my wife doesnt love animore
14162375 i still live whith my wife can i get her bach
14162375 i want revenge towards my wife
14162375 making my wife suffer as i do
14162375 making even with my wife
14162375 get my wife back
14162375 foxsoccerchnnel.com
14162375 get my wife back
14162375 avoid breaking up
14162375 my wife doesn’t love me anymore
14162375 stop breaking up
14162375 get even with my wife
14162375 husband revenge
14162375 how to harm my wifes lover
14162375 infidelity
14162375 catch your wife having an affair
14162375 baby monitors
14162375 my cheating wife
14162375 i want to kill myself
14162375 suicide help
14162375 helpe me with suicide
14162375 i want to make my wife suffer
14162375 kill my wifes mistress
14162375 my wifes ass
14162375 a cheating wife
14162375 recording home survellence
14162375 audio room surveillance
14162375 www.cornerspyshop.com
14162375 get rid of cheating wives
14162375 sore muscules
14162375 make the infidelity suffer
14162375 i am so italian
14162375 the portuguese mafia
14162375 www.ymca.comportuguese mafia
14162375 www.airportugal

And user 2917636:

2917636 date rape
2917636 is it normal to cook you rfriend breakfast after he rapes you
2917636 the morning after being raped
2917636 sexual assualt

I'll be spending hours on this site.


Dai said...

That is beautiful. It's a story, almost the whole story. I would love to download mine! I spend so much time on the internet, I'll be able to substitute my diary with the log.

Anonymous said...

This is evil person. His search logs

arcadia said...

that's so hardcore. and fascinating. and i'm pretty glad i'm not married to that guy.

Rebecca said...

It's hard to know if it is a good or a bad thing. It obviously (and deliciously) satisfies some facet of human nature in the same way that gossiping does (I reckon it is gossip in a basic form - it wouldn't be posted it if wasn't - I could be wrong but I believe that only the most narcissistic individuals are not interested in other people) but at the same time it makes for an uncomfortable read. I feel treacherous and I don't know the person. Which, I suppose, brings me back to gossiping. I have now exposed myself as a horrible rumourmonger! Damn this blog! :)

Him said...

dontdelete.com is the best one...they have the randomizer that is hilarious and scarey

Adriaan said...

Pissing Beautiful

neko said...

human emotion is a twisted place.

i wonder if this would stand up in court as evidence for pre-meditated murder, if the wife and lover turned up dead...

mazedesigner said...

User 519928 is a good one. He's a wanna be gansta rapper who submits a lot of "how to" queries. For example...

how to roll a joint

how to change an automatic transmission filter

how to jack off

how to make a women notice you

how to rap

how to get real horny

how to fuck

how to fuck doggy style

how to have alot of cum in your balls

how to become a rapper

how to roll with a blunt wrap

how to smoke pot

how to make my dick fatter

how to freestyle battle