Web History from Google
Could Google’s latest product announcement be the big data link I have said could happen? Google announced today that Web History is replacing Search History, which only showed previous web searches, while Web History will show the sites visited to downloads to search results, it displays usage trends, showing which sites were most visited at certain times of the day. There’s even a history of which Google AdSense ads the user has clicked on, all of this is going to be primetime information that people are going to want to get their hands on, and people will certainly be looking for holes to exploit to get at it, like the Google Desktop flaw, and other cross site scripting vulnerabilities in the past.
I’ll probably visit more than 100 web pages today, and so will hundreds of millions of people. Printed and bound together, the web pages you’ll visit in just one day are probably bigger than the book sitting on your night table. Over the next month alone, that’s an entire bookcase full! The idea of having access to this virtual library of information has always fascinated me. Imagine being able to search over the full text of pages you’ve visited online and finding that one particular quote you remember reading somewhere months ago. Imagine always knowing exactly where you saw something online, like that priceless YouTube video of your friend attempting to perform dance moves from a bygone age. Better yet, imagine having this wealth of information work for you to make searching for new information easier and faster.
Today, we’re pleased to announce the launch of Web History, a new feature for Google Account users that makes it easy to view and search across the pages you’ve visited. If you remember seeing something online, you’ll be able to find it faster and from any computer with Web History. Web History lets you look back in time, revisit the sites you’ve browsed, and search over the full text of pages you’ve seen. It’s your slice of the web, at your fingertips. Source: Your slice of the web
To get this to work, you have to have a Google account, you have to have to Google Toolbar installed with pagerank turned on. Get the Google Toolbar and other great utilities and software programs, by clicking this link,