Author Topic: A story from the point of view of technology  (Read 1506 times)

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A story from the point of view of technology
« on: May 23, 2008, 07:43:48 PM »
I had no idea where else to put this; so I thought I'd talk about it here.

AOL accidently released searchs for its customers, so we could see what was searches on a reference number were done in order.  It was for adverts apparently... but hey, its not why I made this
so Something aweful looked through lots of it... and found funny stuff.  what you would expect, sex and so on
http://www.somethingawful.com/d/weekend-web/aol-search-log.php

but then there is this one
http://i.somethingawful.com//sasbi/2006/08/docevil/8-13-06_42.gif
And it brought a tear to me eye


Within that short number of searches is a while story of self destruction.  It's a story of reaching out for help.  It's a story of a family in trouble.  Especially the last part.

It brought a tear to my eye.  Maybe it is because I know it is real. but I doubt it; I think its because it unfolds before us.  And to a degree we see part way into the future. 
But its a story from the point of view of a search engine.  not a computer, or a blog, or anything peopel are trying to tell anyone anything.

People can be very open with a search engine; because people think its private and are seeking answers to specific questions.  They ask exactly what they want answered.  They are more open they many people would be with a blog or any friend.

I just thought I'd share, because I was surprised at how it moved me....

Have there been any stories from this sort of point of view?
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Mike---Glasgow.  Scotland.-->