If you don’t know about AOL Gate, you’ve been gone a long time. Well, the good news is that a number of searchable AOL Data databases have been released, each with its own set of unique features. This post attempts to categorize them all!
AOL Psych is a collaborative project to tag the AOL user data. Sometimes slow, it’s the most elaborate AOL search device I’ve seen so far–and by far the prettiest:
AOL Search Logs is a basic, but full featured index to AOL data, with basic features like comments. It doesn’t allow easy browsing or searching, but it has the right basic features to make it (barely) usable.
Splunk’d mirrors exist of the AOL data–however powerful they may be, the interface has a steep learning curve for a non-splunk user. However, Splunk may be the most powerful, as it allows wildcarding and other advanced search features:
Other less useful tools:
The AOL Site Incoming Keyword Tool takes a URL and tells you how people got there–quite useful for research purposes:
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