Thursday, October 19, 2006

Verio Data Centers and campaign data mining:

Time to say something about this, just as an interesting tidbit to all you young bloggers out there who are blogging on politics.

Someone at Verio Data Centers in San Diego is mining every single thing I say about this campaign. They have hit here at least once a week- one time they spent a whole hour going through everything. They were using the search term "Granholm". Here is today's list-

And it goes on from there, looking at every post on this race. One time they grabbed all the links to the Michigan bloggers I have over on the left.

In my head, I hear the Violent Femmes singing "I hope you know this will go down on your permanent record". I don't much care about that, though.

Verio does data storage- for the government, for private clients, etc. It might even be the Granholm campaign doing the mining, I don't know.

Just thought I'd let y'all know- you are being watched. I'm rather flattered, actually.