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NoName [PersonRank 4]

Friday, February 17, 2006
14 years ago

If you have the Google Suggest by default and somebody mistakes it for the past searches, it could be catastrophic.

Andy Lee [PersonRank 1]

14 years ago #

>>someone found a search for “maggie simpson naked”<<

That's sick.

Now, "*lisa* simpson naked" – that would be a different ball of wax.

MyNameIS Earl [PersonRank 0]

14 years ago #

I don't get it.

In the Google Suggest FAQ is says:

Google Suggest does not base its suggestions on your personal search history.

If so, why would this be embarrassing?

Stephen [PersonRank 0]

14 years ago #

<b>MyNameIS Earl</b>

It's Auto Complete, not Google Suggest.

Stephen [PersonRank 0]

14 years ago #

On my stepfather's computer once, I found a search for "xxx prego trailer"

I was really kinda disturbed.

Stuk [PersonRank 1]

14 years ago #

And you realise that you also featured in the news letter with your sketch swap?! =)

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

> Google Suggest does not base its suggestions
> on your personal search history.
>
> If so, why would this be embarrassing

As the original author said, it could be embarassing precisely because the Google Suggest feature could be mistaken for the browser's auto-complete feature. Google Suggest has some nasty stuff in there.
google.com/webhp?complete=1

And Stuk, yep I was happy to find Sketch Swap in B3ta!

Dec [PersonRank 1]

14 years ago #

On the google toolbar on my dads pc i once saw entrys such as "orgasm during sex" and the like (it was my log in)

I later got told my step mum had to use my log in cos her internet wasnt working for some reason and hope i didnt mind....

not cool:/

Dec

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