As you’ve probably heard, Amazon has launched a search engine called A9.com. You can read about why they think you should use A9 here. When I try out a new search engine, I always search for my name. This ego-search started years ago, and provides a decent baseline to evaluate a search engine’s effectiveness. After all, what more do I know about than me?
By default, A9 shows text and image results on the same search results page. When I searched for my name on my PowerBook (using Firefox), I was amused to note the first two image results. Oddly, they don’t show up when I search using my Windows desktop machine. I’ve taken a screenshot for posterity, and zoomed in on the offending region:
If you can’t make those out, the titles of the first two images are “Cumulative Incidence Curve, Masturbation” and “M/F Genitals During Coitus”. I did reference both those images at some point, but how come they get top priority?