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:

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.

So Google

doesknow I'm interested in math, for certain definitions of "know" -- it has noted that I search for lots of math-related things.Sorry to disappoint y'all, but I think they just pulled the description from DMOZ...

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.

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"

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