Making Google sniff around for you

Posted on April 6, 2004

This is turning out to be a very prolific day here at my weblog…

I’ve just come across this little beauty on Google weblog.

Google Web Alerts is a (Beta) service that essentially puts the Google Bot searching the Web for you. And every time it finds something that matches your query it sends you an E-mail telling you about it.

Now, I’m not even going to start talking about the implications of using this service as regarding privacy issues, many many people will surely jump at this from that point of view.

What I find really exciting is the power it gives you to continually search the web and dig for whatever meets your fancy, and the fact that getting the Google Bot to do it for you is awesome. They are the number one search engine.