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 Like-minded users do similar searches2003-05-19 15:19
by Flemming Funch

Researchers from University of Chicago suggest that a good way of finding like-minded people is to connect up people who do the same searches in search engines. That shouldn't be too much of a surprise. But it is fairly untapped territory. So how can that be tapped? Hm, unless Google does something with it, I suppose a bunch of people could agree to pass all their searches through an intermediary page, which keeps track of who searches on what, and notifies people when a pattern is forming. Maybe all those people who come to my site looking for "naked ganguro girls" should talk.

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19 May 2003 @ 15:46 by quidnovi : Naked ganguro girls?
When? Where? I can't believe I missed out on that one.

Errr... You don't think Dianne will find out about that comment of mine, do you?  

19 May 2003 @ 15:52 by i2i : Like-minded?
What are you fellas doing at your computers until the wee hours of the morning, anyway!?  

19 May 2003 @ 15:54 by quidnovi : Oooops!
Errr...Ahem...Hi Dianne :}  

19 May 2003 @ 16:00 by quidnovi : . . . . . . . . . . !
Thanks a lot, Ming!  

19 May 2003 @ 16:59 by ming : Secrets
Psst, quidnovi, I'll send you the secret password later. You know, where the REAL content is, heheh. You know, intimate portraits of other cultures.

If you look at my blog from {link:http://ming.tv|ming.tv}, in the left sidebar there is a listing of recent search engine searches that brought people to the page. And sometimes that's rather surprising.  

6 Jun 2003 @ 04:04 by Harri @ : Like Minded
First posting to this site maybe I'll find it again in the near future.
Why are search engines directing people here.
Is this the first step for some like minded people.
To test this theory I ask a question
What is so surprising about being directed to web page where people chat.
I put forum in the search engine.  

6 Jun 2003 @ 21:10 by ming : Search Engines
I'm not sure how you made it to this page, but I think it is funny that the search engines brought you here, as that was kind of the subject here.  

24 Jul 2003 @ 14:06 by repsyche : the Mystical Search Engine in the Sky...
my computer found its own way here !  

4 Aug 2003 @ 00:18 by Alex @ : ko-gals! :)
i searched for ganguro girls on 2003, by the way is the ko-gal movement "in" or "passe" ??? (interested on japanese youth culture)  

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