Who is user # 711391?
A few years back AOL published the “anonymized” search history of hundreds of thousands of its subscribers. At the time I wrote that it was rich with potential for interesting stories – and it appears I was not the only one to believe so.
Here is a series of mini movies called “I Love Alaska.” It tells an interesting tale using solely the search criteria of one user from the AOL data dump.
Isn’t the digital age fun?!
A high definition version is available here.
At first this seems mildly interesting, until you realize that this was a person’s real life at the time. Voyeristic? Yes. Interesting? Definitely. Proof that anonymity doesn’t really exist on the Internet for most of us? You bet.