I wanted to post some quick results. I appreciated everyone who sent screenshots. I'll post more results when I have some additional free time to compile them. You can download the linked Powerpoint file and run the animations. The background results are from my browser. In successive order click through the results (the file will pause after each additional result giving you time to compare). You'll see a number of results from the United States, and also the Czech Republic and Australia. I found it interesting that some folks had "news" items presented, while some of us did not.
Why did I only focus on the top three results? Studies have shown that 85% of us never go beyond these top 3 (see the study from Cornell University ... scroll to bottom of blog post)
I've also given two screenshots below for those of you who want a quick fix! These are the top three results for two different individuals (click to maximize).
- Post Update on July 20th: Here are the Eric Whitacre results (ppt file). Interestingly enough, the results were almost 100% identical for everyone for the Whitacre example, but not for the corporate hacking. I invite you to make your own conclusions. Finally, if you have not watched (and listened) to the TED lecture and Whitacre's virtual choir ... take the time. It's well worth it!
- See original post: Is My Google Your Google?