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peeking live on other searches

See live what other Halfbakery users are searching on
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Some search engines show you what other people are searching on at the same time. Amazing to see that there are actually a lot of people looking for mp3, anal, etc. This feature would demonstrate to us that the Halfbakery crowd is not like that. Or if it is, this posting will be among the most popular search results, see my other idea in the Top 10 List category.
rrr, Aug 24 2001

Ask Jeeves Peek Through the Keyhole http://www.ask.com/docs/peek/
Take a peek at what people are asking Jeeves now [rrr, Aug 24 2001, last modified Oct 21 2004]

Excite's Voyeur. http://www.excite.com/search/voyeur
[StarChaser, Aug 24 2001, last modified Oct 21 2004]

And here's 'Searchenginez'. http://searchenginez.com/spy.html
This has links to a number of the 'spy' pages. [StarChaser, Aug 24 2001, last modified Oct 21 2004]

Recent queries at Omniseek http://omniseek.com...mode=Recent+Queries
Omniseek bills itself as the democratic search engine, whatever that means. [LoriZ]

Disturbing Search Requests http://searchrequests.weblogs.com/
These are wierd/disturbing/amusing search requests scoured from people's weblogs. [LoriZ, Aug 24 2001, last modified Oct 21 2004]

Disturbing Search Requests http://searchrequests.weblogs.com/
These are wierd/disturbing/amusing search requests scoured from people's weblogs. [mcscotland, Jan 25 2002, last modified Oct 17 2004]

Portal of evil http://www.portalofevil.com/
See Last Archive Searches near bottom left. [pottedstu, Jan 31 2002, last modified Oct 21 2004]

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       I think at least a few of those Jeeves ones are fakes...How many people are actually going to type 'Where can I find the popular car site Hummer.com?', and not notice the address is RIGHT THERE? or 'Could you please direct me to the Internet search engine Google?'   

       Not to mention the fact that in several minutes of watching it, not one word was spelled incorrectly.   

       <shakes head> 'Where can I find online airfare specials from CheapFares?' Ummm...CheapFares, maybe?   

       Excite's is more realistic, and a link will appear.
StarChaser, Aug 25 2001

       Jeeves' voyeur is showing you the "searches" after they've been rephrased by Jeeves, not before.
egnor, Aug 25 2001

       Excite's Voyeur is incredible, yes realistic. People are really entering complete URLs as searches. Or a difficult to find website like 'yahoo'... Amazing how many people still appreciate the www if they can't tell a search engine from a location bar. Really, it's hilarious! They search for: My Computer or C:Program Files or hotmail! If only I could *see* these people! Please invent something, at least reveal their IP-address...
rrr, Aug 25 2001

       Egnor: That explains. Makes it kind of pointless, though, as half the fun is seeing WHAT people searched for, not the random and unrelated links that Jeeves comes up with...   

       Entering a URL does sometimes have a point, r^3. If there was a page you liked but it's gone now, finding other people with the same URL listed may give you a clue; the page itself if it has 'This page used to be at...'
StarChaser, Aug 26 2001

       For banality, you can't beat the Portal Of Evil recent searches list. Generally something along the lines of   

nekkid teeen

       *Genre of Japanese pornographic illustration.
pottedstu, Jan 31 2002

       The searches on this site are probably much more interesting, and people entering complete URLs is a common mistake in the cursors position. I've seen many users mix the "address" and the "search for" edit fields.
pashute, Nov 12 2002


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