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January 12, 2006
By: Kevin Drum

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT....A reader emailed me a few minutes ago asking if I had a full screen shot of the K Street Project website from which I cropped the small piece posted here. I said I was sorry, but no I didn't.

But it turned out I did: Google Desktop keeps screen captures of nearly every site I've visited in the past few months. For any individual website it only seems to keep the most recent two or three screens, but that's still pretty handy.

Just thought I'd pass that along.

Kevin Drum 6:39 PM Permalink | Trackbacks | Comments (16)

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Google Desktop keeps screen captures of nearly every site I've visited in the past few months

Uninstalling now.

Posted by: jerry on January 12, 2006 at 6:42 PM | PERMALINK

Yeah, pretty handy for the NSA.

Posted by: craigie on January 12, 2006 at 6:45 PM | PERMALINK

Uh-oh. Where have I been that I wouldn't want to explain?

Posted by: Quaker in a Basement on January 12, 2006 at 6:46 PM | PERMALINK

Per John Aravosis's revelation about the commercial availability of everyone's cellphone records, I expect someone to start marketing access to individuals' web browsing records any day now.

Posted by: The Confidence Man on January 12, 2006 at 7:01 PM | PERMALINK

Ran across this neat little webapp called Frappr!...It allows you to create a group based on some common theme and then have members of the group represented as 'push-pins' on a map, complete with bio...

Yeah the website's design is crappy, but it is in beta...

Posted by: grape_crush on January 12, 2006 at 7:06 PM | PERMALINK

Just another reason for using a text-only browser through a UNIX shell ISP.

Bob

Posted by: rmck1 on January 12, 2006 at 7:49 PM | PERMALINK

Glad I un-installed google when they hired that bushista asshole last summer. (I still am guilty of saying "Google it" but what I mean by that is "type it in your search engine.")

Posted by: Global Citizen on January 12, 2006 at 8:20 PM | PERMALINK

Does everyone really believe that the internet is a private space?

How cute.

Posted by: leftofcenter on January 12, 2006 at 8:31 PM | PERMALINK

For the tech-savvier-than-I: I use the multi-search-engine drop-menu text box in the upper right hand of Firefox. Would Google also track searches using this text box? Or does it only track those using Google Desktop?

Posted by: brooksfoe on January 12, 2006 at 9:49 PM | PERMALINK

crap i thought this was about animals o boo u hore

Posted by: brianna on January 12, 2006 at 10:41 PM | PERMALINK

I hereby nominate brianna's January 12, 2006 at 10:41 PM post as the funniest ever...

Posted by: grape_crush on January 13, 2006 at 12:01 AM | PERMALINK

jeez, feeling stupid...i don't get brianna's 'funniest ever' post. please enlighten!

thanks.

Posted by: huh? on January 13, 2006 at 3:54 AM | PERMALINK

huh:

Trex used what's called sardonic humor to mock brianna's monumentally stupid, utterly pointless preteen chatroom-style post.

Her post itself wasn't funny at all. Being sardonic can be very much like being sarcastic, except it's much dryer, usually totally deadpan. Generally sarcasm has a recognizable sneer to it. Being sardonic fools you into thinking its serious.

But the general idea is the same.

Bob

Posted by: rmck1 on January 13, 2006 at 4:15 AM | PERMALINK



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