Google earlier this week made users' entire search history available for download. It's scary to see how much information is available in those long-forgotten search logs.
The new search export option, which is part of a wider set of Google "Takeout" policies that give users greater access to their data, will provide us an unprecedented ability to analyze our own search behaviors—and to get a better sense about the information we're giving Google every time we use the company's ubiquitous products.
I signed up for a Gmail account during my sophomore year of college in December 2007, and since then I have logged more than 71,000 Google search queries. That's about 26 searches a day, or more than one every hour in the seven years and six months since then, including the middle of the night.