03 November 2008

JSTOR question

I just googled JSTOR in order to find it. (Of course, it's at jstor.org.)

Anyway, the Google result I get reads (with links omitted):
JSTOR: Home
Scans of print journals, with 10 major math journals (requires subscription).
www.jstor.org/ - Similar pages - Note this


Does Google know I'm interested in math, or does it say this to everybody?

As it turns out, I was in fact looking for an article from the Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society, so telling me there were math journals in there worked out well for them.

5 comments:

unapologetic said...

I wouldn't say Google knows you're interested in math, but it does know that people who've searched and found similar pages to those you've searched and found before have spent an awful lot of time at JSTOR.

Michael Lugo said...

So Google does know I'm interested in math, for certain definitions of "know" -- it has noted that I search for lots of math-related things.

Anonymous said...

Sorry to disappoint y'all, but I think they just pulled the description from DMOZ...

Jay said...

To test, I ssh'd into a server I never use and did the same search from lynx, and got exactly the same readout. There's no way it could have been basing any decision on the fact that I've searched for math stuff before. At least, none that I can think of.

andy said...

Seems like they're answering that to everybody. I "never" search for math papers (never as in my field is really something else that I probably search for every other day), but it still came up with "10 math journals"