I am not even remotely smart enough to understand the ramifications of this, but AOL has released tons of personal search data into the wild. If you value your online privacy, take a few moments to read this story.
To those of you who still have aol email addresses – please, please for the sake of all that is human, understand that those raised eyebrows you get from people when you tell them your professional email address is “blah-blah-blah @aol.com” – it’s for a reason!
When I find the time, I might download the file and analyze who is searching for “homes in Charlottesville” and send them a hand-written note asking for their business. Now that would be a personal touch!