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August 6, 2003 11:28 AM   Subscribe

Google as voyeur Interesting use of Google technology. Anyone find anything really interesting? Pretty addictive... [via MilkAndCookies]
posted by pizzasub (62 comments total)
 
Excellent fun...clever too. Thanks!
posted by i_cola at 11:35 AM on August 6, 2003


Oh yes!

This will never get boring ;-)
posted by i_cola at 11:39 AM on August 6, 2003


Nice! It was only a matter of time, I guess. Always rename those photos!
posted by scarabic at 11:44 AM on August 6, 2003


Mais Oui (NSFW)

This is much more fun than it should be.
posted by Joey Michaels at 11:44 AM on August 6, 2003


Well what do ya know... This is my site, and I swear I didn't pay pizzasub to link it.

If you guys have any digital cameras that aren't listed already, please let me know the default filename structure so that I can add it in, and we can find even more odd pictures!

scarabic - the way I see it, if you place something openly on the web, then you should have no problem with random people looking at it. If you rename your photo, it will still be visible, just not so easily to find it in a targeted way.
posted by Diddly at 11:47 AM on August 6, 2003


I think it's sad that there are no images named dcp000.jpg.
posted by iconomy at 11:49 AM on August 6, 2003


Well what do ya know... This is my site, and I swear I didn't pay pizzasub to link it.

You didn't? Then the check I got in the mail was from some *other* Diddly? Shit.
posted by pizzasub at 11:49 AM on August 6, 2003


typing random words and names into images.google.com
is probably my favorite feature of this thing we call internet
posted by Peter H at 11:51 AM on August 6, 2003


Funny how digital cameras are creating their own web, without their "owners" realizing it.
posted by tommasz at 11:53 AM on August 6, 2003


To kick this concept up a notch, apply the same concept to Kazaa's image search option. There is a far higher possibility of getting pictures someone inadvertently shared, since you're tapping right into people's hard drives. (Doing a document search for "taxes" has yielded similarly interesting results for me in the past, at least when Kazaa was first released).

Google Voyeur Search:Window Shopping :: Kazaa Voyeur Serarch:Window Peeping
posted by VulcanMike at 11:54 AM on August 6, 2003


Oh Baby (SFW?)
posted by scarabic at 11:55 AM on August 6, 2003


Oh yes!

you know, that actually was my first legitimate lough-out-loud experience in a long internet-while

let's say it louder!
posted by Peter H at 11:56 AM on August 6, 2003


Keep at this long enough and some funny juxtapositions turn up. In this case, the camper has no chance against the martial artist.
posted by tomharpel at 12:06 PM on August 6, 2003


Beef Up, Honeys!
posted by rocketman at 12:11 PM on August 6, 2003


Wow. I'm constantly amazed by how many people use their cameras for something other than porn.
posted by vito90 at 12:12 PM on August 6, 2003


You can't always get what you want...
(Totally SFW)
posted by languagehat at 12:19 PM on August 6, 2003


Yikes.
posted by drobot at 12:20 PM on August 6, 2003


Oh, the humanity... (last two big jpgs, can be seen in original context here. NSFW.
posted by jokeefe at 12:22 PM on August 6, 2003


I like being a little more specific with the image searches.

(btw, great link, thank. The camera list is nice).
posted by tomplus2 at 12:22 PM on August 6, 2003


Making fun of people is usually not my style, but what the hell.

Is this the Star Wars Kid's older brother?
posted by fletchmuy at 12:23 PM on August 6, 2003


Just put a Meta-Filter nickname in; then see whom comes up. Hope it's you.
posted by thomcatspike at 12:34 PM on August 6, 2003


Two things:
1. It's more fun when you turn off Moderate Safesearch, and...
2. Holy Grape Nuts, Batman!
posted by brownpau at 12:39 PM on August 6, 2003


You kids look out!!! Run!!!
posted by wfrgms at 12:49 PM on August 6, 2003


Does it shock anyone that results for quonsar are NSFW?
posted by elwoodwiles at 12:52 PM on August 6, 2003


This rocks.

While the random digital camera shots are good, it's also fun to check out some obviously embarassing keywords. For instance:

bachelorette
tennis
mullet
None Safe for Work.
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 12:52 PM on August 6, 2003


Is it just me, or are we farking google?
posted by goethean at 12:58 PM on August 6, 2003


I've found some cool stuff mixed in with everything else. But what is a "Hallig" and what are "Warften?"
posted by swerve at 1:03 PM on August 6, 2003




Kinda makes the angst arising from the realisation that something you've *said* could be preserved for posterity in google's cache seem somewhat passe ...
posted by carter at 1:05 PM on August 6, 2003


Boo!
posted by Joey Michaels at 1:06 PM on August 6, 2003


Does it shock anyone that results for quonsar are NSFW?
Dammit, was going to tease him with a pic of Bush that was a result, yet it took me to his site.
posted by thomcatspike at 1:06 PM on August 6, 2003


That is truly frightening, Joey...
posted by pizzasub at 1:08 PM on August 6, 2003


Der ubershtoopenplaya
posted by dglynn at 1:26 PM on August 6, 2003


dglynn, hehe - this wuz fun - thanks
posted by harja at 1:39 PM on August 6, 2003


You are all too funny, but dglynn, you slay me.
posted by lobakgo at 1:41 PM on August 6, 2003


An oxymoron?
posted by jalexei at 1:52 PM on August 6, 2003


Chances of doing any work this week are rapidly approaching zero... bar stewards...
posted by twine42 at 2:06 PM on August 6, 2003


You gotta love those wholesome Finnish teenager games.

This guy has way too much server space. A great example of why digital cameras are evil.

Nothing quite beats amateur wrestling. Well, except amateur female wrestling.

Holy Jesus Christ.
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 2:12 PM on August 6, 2003




This is my favorite link this year. This stuff is better than Found Magazine...

Rock on, pizzasub, m&c, and diddly!
posted by scarabic at 2:19 PM on August 6, 2003


Civil_Disobedient, look at the Star Wars Kid's brother link that fletchmuy linked to above... Coincidence?
posted by widdershins at 2:33 PM on August 6, 2003


Neat. Kind of what I'd expect to find from a random slice of personal pages: mostly pablum shit, interspersed with inevitable moments of titillation, and some randomly rewarding amateur aesthetics.
posted by dgaicun at 2:36 PM on August 6, 2003


All right, just one more.
posted by Joey Michaels at 2:37 PM on August 6, 2003


Take the Kazaa thing one step further:

Search for "MVI" in a Kazaa video search. That's the standard naming format for the short .avi's that Canon digital cameras take. If you're lucky, you'll find everything from dogs, to pool parties, to drunken frat parties, to *ahem* more personal matters.
posted by Newbornstranger at 2:39 PM on August 6, 2003


wow... I'd forgotten about this,... I ran across your site about a year ago, diddly, and meant to post it, but never got around to it, and forgot all about it... Good stuff.
posted by Espoo2 at 2:58 PM on August 6, 2003


This guy has way too much server space. A great example of why digital cameras are evil.

"I took pictures of some onions that were involved in my breakfast."

Oh god. Falling off chair hysterics...
posted by jokeefe at 3:07 PM on August 6, 2003


I squish your head!
posted by badzen at 3:13 PM on August 6, 2003


There's something terribly touching and authentic about all these pictures... I sense a gold mine for future cultural historians.

No, seriously.
posted by jokeefe at 3:22 PM on August 6, 2003


Searching for WolfDaddy pictures was a singularly crushing experience.

I like the randoms better.
posted by WolfDaddy at 3:35 PM on August 6, 2003


When the coffee kicked in
posted by jazon at 3:39 PM on August 6, 2003


Cindy & Coralie Models * Photos Nues

(NSFW? Not so much for the "nudity" as for the ridicule you will undoubtedly receive...)
posted by Guy Smiley at 3:41 PM on August 6, 2003


I love this stuff. I use Google's advanced image search (set to show only wallpaper-sized images) every time I make a new mix CD cover. It's a great way to get random inspiration because it often juxtaposes radically disparate images. Great thread, pizzasub.
posted by squirrel at 3:47 PM on August 6, 2003


Just think kids. If it weren't for the internet some people may never get to see this.
posted by i_cola at 4:11 PM on August 6, 2003


I was resisting the urge to post, but this [NSFW] was just too good. Entire series here. [Huge Page]
posted by TurkishGolds at 4:34 PM on August 6, 2003


You can plunder AltaVista, too. (high probability of NSFW)
posted by Hackworth at 5:01 PM on August 6, 2003


Whoa!
Uhhh...
Someone call PETA
Chelsea? (on the left)
posted by Frank Grimes at 7:58 PM on August 6, 2003


I dunno, TurkishGolds... I think the fried spam is even more disturbing...
posted by jokeefe at 9:44 PM on August 6, 2003


You can plunder AltaVista, too. (high probability of NSFW)

Hey, that's MY page! neat!

If you'd like to see/use the source code, it's here. It's pretty clunky stuff, but I'm a lover, not a coder.
posted by dogwelder at 8:08 AM on August 7, 2003


Congrats, dogwelder. That's very, very cool.
posted by squirrel at 9:57 AM on August 7, 2003


Car Theaves Photo Gallery
posted by none at 2:04 PM on August 7, 2003


Turtle and alligator embryos.
posted by elvissinatra at 6:40 PM on August 7, 2003


You Can't Do That On Television? One picture on this bizarre site.
Passed out.
posted by Frank Grimes at 10:10 AM on August 11, 2003


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