Originally posted by EBE 17
I'm skeptical on this. Can someone give me some more information? Like legality? And what it exactly is, who runs it, or holds the information or
whatever, etc. etc.?
There is nothing to be skeptical about here.
Okay, it's simple.
When you enter a search query in Google, it compares your query with information in it's database so that it can return you valid results pertaining
to your interest.
You can filter the results returned by specifying certain keywords and tokens, such as putting quotes around a phrase so that only websites that
contain that exact phrase are returned.
For example, searching for Red Apples
will return you thousands of sites containing both the word RED
, but many will
not have anything to do with Red Apples
"I drove my RED
car to the shop. The APPLES
were cheap.", for instance.
But if you search for "Red Apples"
in quotes, then only sites with the words RED
together will be returned.
"My those are wonderful RED APPLES
You can also specify boolean operations such as - and + to either rule out or include specific words. For example, searching for +red -apples
will search for sites that contain the word RED
those that also contain APPLES
So, there are many options that can be used to refine your searches that Google have implemented, and inurl
is merely one of them.
Inurl simply returns sites that have in their URL (the address you type into your browser, such as www.abovetopsecret.com...
) a specific
In this case, the specific phrase is view/index.shtml
, meaning that only websites archived by Google that contain that phrase are returned.
Why that phrase? Because it is common to public, free and legal webcam sites.
Any word or phrase can be used, for example, you can specify inurl:/forum/
and Google will return matches that link directly to internet
forums, such as inVision and vBulliton. If you refine it further, you can search for specific forums, for example inurl:/forum/ +conspiracy
would return forums pertaining to conspiracies.
So the short of it is - IT'S JUST HOW THEY WORK.
Not some secret thats been kept hidden and used by terrorists to take over the world. You won't be tracked to your house and abducted by people
who've traced you for peeping at their lawns at night. You won't be arrested for invading anyones privacy.
(edited for typos)
[edit on 11/9/2007 by badw0lf]