Way off topic, but – AOL is scary!

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!

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  1. AOLSearchLogs.com August 7, 2006 at 12:17

    Yes, for how long can we trust AOL not releasing data from its other services such as AIM, and blogs.