Search Strings

Search Strings

I’m starting a new collection project that deals with Search Strings. These are words people use to search out content – in my example below, to get to online and p.o.d journal, nomorepotlucks.org. As part of an ongoing research interest in digital archiving and media archaeology, I’m starting to think about the role of these Search Strings; how they define, organise and indadvertedly help us theorize the site over time. Because nomorepotlucks.org has no stated mandate, no explicit function to carry out, no funding or sponsors, and no markers beyond the community that shape it, these strings give us insight into the direct or accidental trajectories to the journal. More thinking on this to come… but for now, it remains pretty clear what people are searching for (whether or not they find it in NMP)…

These are stats for the first 3 days of September, for the new issue ‘dirt’. A full month produces hundreds upon hundreds of these strings…

Hits Search String
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3 5.77% http://nomorepotlucks.org/site/fuck-positive-women
3 5.77% liz brockest
2 3.85% au quebecil pleut comment ils disent
2 3.85% catfight with nurse
2 3.85% gay cock
2 3.85% love berlant and negri
2 3.85% magie pentru sex
2 3.85% no more potlucks
2 3.85% nomorepotlucks
2 3.85% sex magic
1 1.92% 1970s weightlifters
1 1.92% agustin 2007 migration agency
1 1.92% anal sex lover
1 1.92% aunty joan lesbian
1 1.92% autoethnography anecdotal
1 1.92% bdsm race play landscapes
1 1.92% cock gay
1 1.92% eliza chandler
1 1.92% garry lewis james osterberg
1 1.92% gay cock play
1 1.92% gay cock.
1 1.92% hardt politics of love
1 1.92% homonationalism
1 1.92% indie drawings
1 1.92% lakota face paint
1 1.92% louise hay t-shirts
1 1.92% mark leckey
1 1.92% mary bryson course in affect
1 1.92% momoko loving you too much
1 1.92% montreal sex chat rooms
1 1.92% printmaking performance art
1 1.92% sean dockray
1 1.92% self anal fucking
1 1.92% sex veined
1 1.92% strangers to fuck
1 1.92% suzy malik artist toronto
1 1.92% the dirty heather
1 1.92% transexoual porno very hart
1 1.92% velma.candyass