what have you secretly searched? #google

I’m watching Inside the Mind of Google on CNBC. Did you know there’s 2 billion Google searches done daily? That’s mad hits.

I found it super interesting thinking about what people put in that little search box.

Admit it, you’ve typed things in Google search would wouldn’t tell ANYONE; dirty secrets, naughty desires, sickness, infection. Everything.

Google’s got all those queries stored in their database. Imagine someone reading your Google list?

I learned Google’s been subpoenaed in heaps of court cases to get peoples Google search lists.

Basically, the lesson learned is if you don’t want someone to know, don’t Google it.

The US Patriot act states that law enforcement agencies can get Google’s access to your search terms. However, they’re made anonymous after 18 months but that doesn’t mean they can’t link your searches back to you.

Dogfooding is what they call testing Google products on all their 20,000 genius employees; using their own products in house.

The hour finished off talking about Adwords & I could have watched it all night.

I PVR’d it so I can watch it again.

I love Google, you know I do.

7 Comments

  1. December 5, 2009 / 11:07 pm

    There are many different conversations that this point comes up in… I love the idea that there is one place where everything there is to be known is all in one spot, free to all. If you believe certain esoteric literature, we're even supposed to be able to keep secrets from each other. Besides, it's all the machine's any way. Render unto Caesar that which is Caesar's!

  2. December 6, 2009 / 8:23 am

    You need to read the google story! I can lend it to you. I used to have it next to my bed, along with a box of Kleenex and some Mosturizer and my friends used to say Google was my porn.

  3. December 6, 2009 / 11:09 am

    Is that like lending me a porno? Should we read it together? 😉

  4. unbrelievable
    December 6, 2009 / 3:23 pm

    You need to read the google story! I can lend it to you. I used to have it next to my bed, along with a box of Kleenex and some Mosturizer and my friends used to say Google was my porn.

  5. December 6, 2009 / 6:09 pm

    Is that like lending me a porno? Should we read it together? 😉

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