An individualâ€™s search is revealing. And when AOL released twenty million to the public it was quite embarrassing, or as they like to say, â€œa screw up.â€
Although none of the search results identified any individual user, they were tied to a unique user number.
For example, user 17556639 wanted information on â€œHow to kill your wife,â€ â€œpictures of dead people,â€ â€œdecapatated (sic) photos,â€ and â€œpoop.â€
And another user asked, â€œHow long will the swelling last after my tummy tuck?â€ John, I want you to know I never noticed it.
At the World Wide Developers Conference in San Jose, Steve Jobs revealed a new backup system called Time Machine that not only simply backs up your data, but supposedly can also go back in time to recover anything youâ€™ve ever backed up. And Google has struck a deal with Viacom that lets individual website owners generate revenue by posting ad-sponsored episodes of shows like â€œSpongeBob SquarePantsâ€ and MTVâ€™s â€œLaguna Beach: The Real Orange County.â€
Only sites with 100,000 viewers a month can apply.