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Some search engines show you what other people are
searching on at the same time. Amazing to see that there
actually a lot of people looking for mp3, anal, etc. This
would demonstrate to us that the Halfbakery crowd is not
that. Or if it is, this posting will be among the
search results, see my other idea in the Top 10 List
Ask Jeeves Peek Through the Keyhole
Take a peek at what people are asking Jeeves now [rrr, Aug 24 2001, last modified Oct 21 2004]
[StarChaser, Aug 24 2001, last modified Oct 21 2004]
And here's 'Searchenginez'.
This has links to a number of the 'spy' pages. [StarChaser, Aug 24 2001, last modified Oct 21 2004]
Recent queries at Omniseek
Omniseek bills itself as the democratic search engine, whatever that means. [LoriZ]
Disturbing Search Requests
These are wierd/disturbing/amusing search requests scoured from people's weblogs. [LoriZ, Aug 24 2001, last modified Oct 21 2004]
Disturbing Search Requests
These are wierd/disturbing/amusing search requests scoured from people's weblogs. [mcscotland, Jan 25 2002, last modified Oct 17 2004]
Portal of evil
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.
'Where can I find online airfare specials from CheapFares?' Ummm...CheapFares, maybe?
||Excite's is more realistic, and a link will appear.
||Jeeves' voyeur is showing you the "searches" after they've been rephrased by Jeeves, not before.
||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...
||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...'
||For banality, you can't beat the Portal Of Evil recent searches list. Generally something along the lines of
||*Genre of Japanese pornographic illustration.
||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.