If you are an editor or writer it gets even more complicated. We google all sorts of crazy random shit. This week I googled synagogues, rare cancerous tumors, the geography of Berlin, hacker lingo, and a further assortment of medical terms all for work. The collection of data on my searches, between personal and work searches, has got to be pretty weird. And what if future employers would be able to access that info? Yeah. That scared the shit out of me too.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation has some tips on how to keep your search info from being quite so personally identifiable.
I’ll bet one of my readers knows more about this. Feel free to chime in.