Ya, good morning, peepels! I hope you all had splendid weekends.
And a Monday morning it is. Which means another Berry Challenge is on the way. Can hardly wait to find out what she’s got in store for us, her disciples, today:
1. Google your Second Life name in “quotations” and share your results.
And there it is, my first problem with this particular challenge: As a
registered Anti-Googlist I – of course – can’t make use of their search engine. I hope the fair Berry will accept my self-search results as I got them from startpage:
Hm, seeems to be all more or less outdated. Hits 4 and 5 link to the SL community forums, of which I was kicked out in 2014 or so. Hit #3 links to last week’s Berry Challenge and #1 and 2 go to my own blog. Yes, I guess this represents, more or less, my official footprint in the WWW.
Can’t find any stats about numbers. But the fact that there are only 2 pages with Orca Flotta-related results should tell us that I’m nice and private on the interwebz.
2. What are the first 5 links that come up?
My blog came up twice. Then last week’s Berry challenge, followed by 2 random snippets of SL forum discussions I participated in and was killed by some meaniepoofaced trolls.
3. Click on the “Images” tab and tell us where the first 5 images are from.
Okay, first 2 are from Linux OS reviews in my blog, third is off an Orkney Archaelogical site that I researched for a book project a thousand years ago. Fourth is off Petra’s blog about her sailing races in Eden/North Sea, which I attended. And 5 is from my old Google blog, another sailing story (RL sailing) this time. A weird selection of random images of my extensive web-based activities.
4. Click on the “Videos” tab and share your results, if any.
5. Click on the “News” tab and share your results, if any.
N/a on StartPage. They know how to protect us.
6. Did any of the results surprise you?
That Orkney site surprised me. I was looking around on it for maybe 5 – 10 minutes, didn’t leave anything, didn’t register. And even if I did it was for sure not as Orca Flotta. I got a real name that I generally use, you know. But I didn’t even leave that. So they’ve obviously used my IP number. The other results appeared to be a bit random in parts but nothing totally unrealistic.
7. Are you satisfied with your results or wish they were different in any way?
If this was a wishlist, I’d say I’d expected pretty much only very recent links to my own blog. Seems the most logic thing for me. But who am I to question the nifty AI of search engine algorithms?
See, if I was a search algorithm a search for “Orca Flotta” would’ve come up like this:
So, I hope you liked my results.
Can I get a Hi5 for my challenge?
If not I Fuck your pie in particular!