by Nathan on Sep.07, 2010
A (dead to me) friend wrote a post where she looked up the results of “I want to be x” in Google. Reading this post I noticed that she searched for herself. So I thought I would make her feel good and have at least one result come up.
I want to be Sara Neale
by Nathan on Apr.21, 2010
I had to use Google’s search history today, and realized that it has been logging my search since April 20th 2005. I made a post after year 2 and year 3, got a little lazy last year, but I’m back with an update this year. Here is the info on my Google Search History Trends page for All Time.
- Total Google Searches: 29337
- Top queries: “3409 Governors Dr SW, Huntsville, Madison, Alabama 35805 (1st shop address)”, weechat, movies 35802, ubuntu
- Top sites: en.wikipedia.org, ubuntuforums.org, maps.google.com, dev.mysql.com, wordpress.org
- Top clicks: wordpress.org, TiddlyWiki, Net-Twitter, Gallery,Ubuntu Home Page
- Monthly search activity Hi/Lo: 2987 in Jan, 2177 in Jul
- Daily search activity Hi/Lo: 4967 on Tue, 3509 on Sat
- Hourly search activityHi/Lo: 2526 at 3pm, 2 at 5am
It looks like I finally made a couple searches in the 5am hour. After looking at those two searches, I can tell that happen during our trip to St. Louis. Also since this is kind of a post about how much Google knows about me, here is a list of all the Google products I use.
- Android Phone
- Search History
by Nathan on Jul.25, 2008
Yesterday someone brought it to my attention that I had made a post last year about my search history. Then I remembered that I had yet to make a post this year. I can only go back as far as 6/4/05 which it a little over 3 years ago. Here some of the info on my Google Search History Trends page.
- Total Google Searches: 18475
- Top queries: digg, ubuntu, trillian, aapl, gmail
- Top sites: en.wikipedia.org, dev.mysql.com, digg.com, wordpress.org, thescripts.com
- Top clicks: http://iphone.fiveforty.net, TiddlyWiki, extension mirror, Trillian, WeeChat
- Monthly search activity Hi/Lo: 1976 in Jun, 1216 in Nov
- Daily search activity Hi/Lo: 3127 on Tue, 1399 on Fri, 2353 on Sat
- Hourly search activityHi/Lo: 1770 at 3pm, 0 at 5am
In the past year I believe Google has been saving more search history, because I have doubled my total searches since last April. Google has been saving map searches as well as good searches, all this added together I believe is what has brought my search total way up this year. If you didn’t notice I still haven’t searched during the 5am hour.
by Nathan on Jul.21, 2008
MySpace is becomming OpenID issuer, which will make them the second largest behind Yahoo!. But here is the thing, an issuer is only half the puzzle. In order for OpenID to work you have to allow people without MySpace OpenID’s to log in. Don’t get me wrong, the more OpenID accounts that are out there the better chance OpenID has to becoming a standard. When companys like Yahoo! and MySpace simply issue OpenID’s this doesn’t accomplish the goal for which OpenID was created, and thus will eventually kill OpenID and our chances for single sign on accross the web.
TechCrunch also mentions MySpace may be working on an extended OpenID for their Data Availability program. This is all well and good, but if we start using OpenID for data portablity, doesn’t this need to be build into the standard of OpenID, not as an addon by spacific companys? If MySpace uses OpenID for their Data Avilability program then I’m going to guess I will need to use my MySpace OpenID to have access to this data and if thats the case, who is next? Yahoo!, Google, Facebook…this list goes on. Now I have ten different OpenID’s just so I can have access to all my data. BOO!
I say if you are going to be a OpenID issuer then you also need to support OpenID logins. Otherwise your only hurting the other people like me who want OpenID to secceed. MySpace, Yahoo!…ect stop leaving one let in the water, get on board or swim with the fish, you choose.
by Nathan on Mar.19, 2008
I recently started using my Gmail account for lots of things, and I have began to notice that quickly finding things has become harder and harder. Why hasn’t Google implemented some kind of mail tagging system. I know we have labels but I can’t easily create labels on the fly. Gmail needs a tagging system kind of like del.icio.us