There’s been a lot of noise over AOL’s recent release of nearly 500 megs of search data (with usernames replaced with numbers) and then their removal of that info from their research pages. Google recently told the DOJ it wouldn’t release search data because it was infringe on their user’s privacy and they were right.
Now check this Minority Report-esq find by Markus of Plentyoffish… check out the search queries of User 17556639 and postulate what this user is trying to find out more about. Looks like AOL opened up the can of worms that was bound to be opened and we’ll have to see how this all shakes out.
Clic here for mirrors to the data and some more info about this… this information is all over the web.