Paul Boutin has a great feature on Slate that illuminates users and search based on parsing data from the AOL logs with Splunk. It’s called “You Are What You Search” and defines 7 ways people search the web. It’s a must-read. I’m an ‘Omnivore’. (The Pat Benetar reference hit a little too close to home.)
Paul’s an Orwell fan (it’s his cat’s name) so I thought it only fitting to mention Arianna Huffington’s Orwell Awards for “truth and lies in our political discourse.” It’s not nearly as good a read as Paul’s article, but if you’re following Connecticut politics and the Bush regime’s response, it’s amusing.