Google Psychology Project
Google, by having the overwhelming lead in the online search arena, has an important influence on the information we receive. But beyond that, by the way it presents information, Google has an influence on the way we think.
There is an interesting page, useful for wasting time, called the Google Zeitgeist, where they provide aggregate information on what people are looking for online, and how that changes through time. You can learn, for example, that on August 23, 2004, the fastest growing three seraches are all Olympics related, while Huricane Charley and Alien versus Predator are the most rapidly declining searches.
This, then, is Google's mirror, which they hold up to us so we can see what we're thinking about. But who holds the mirror up to Google and their mystical Page Rank algorithm?
In what will eventually be an automated, updating page, we attempt to plumb the depths of Google's psychology by seeing what Google thinks are the most important pages to describe certain important concepts. For each search term, we take the top three unique results (in this context, two pages are "unique" if they are not part of the same web site and not a mirror of the content of one another).
- The Love Calculator
- Love Poems And Quotes - Romantic Love Poetry & More
- Free LoveTest - love & personality tests
- The Hate Directory, hate groups on the Internet
- STOP the HATE.org
- Network for Good :: Home (nonprofit volunteer/charity site)
- Composing Good HTML 3.0 (1 of 4)
- The International PGP Home Page (Pretty Good Privacy)
- Quiz: How evil are you?
- Good Bye Bert (Bert Is Evil web site)
- Peter's Evil Overlord List
- (something in Japanese)
- The Baha'i World -- Official Site of the Baha'i Faith
- No Doubt (official home page for the band)
- No-Doubt.net - never a doubt in your mind (fan page fopr the band)
- frontline: faith and doubt at ground zero | PBS
- Virtue Ethics [Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy]
- Virtue Epistemology
- Guardian Unlimited | The Guardian | Book extract: How To Be Idle ...
- The VICE Emulator (8-bit computer emulator for Mac OS X)
- Rockstar Games: Grand Theft Auto Vice City
- Vice Records
- The Peace Corps
- United for Peace and Justice
- Greenpeace International Homepage
- Cost of War .com
- World War I - Trenches on the Web
- The American Civil War Homepage
- American Temperance and Prohibition
- Welcome to the Women's Christian Temperance Union Web Site
- TEMPERANCE SOULMETAL PAGE (Swedish "soul metal" band)
- The Sin of Lust (DeadlySins.com)
- LUST Homepage (typography, graphic design, ASCII porn)
- Android Lust Home Page (band)
- Wisdom Quotes
- Gospel.com Daily Wisdom - story, allegory or commentary on life
- robot wisdom weblog
- The Clash of Ignorance (article in The Nation by Edward Said discounting the idea of Clash of Cultures)
- The Luxury of Ignorance: An Open-Source Horror Story
- CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Ignorance
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