META Conspiracy Theories

By Deane Barker on September 25, 2003

Spook Words: There’s a theory that government intelligence agencies monitor Web pages for certain word combinations. That’s the theory, anyway.

“Need more hits? Try adding some of these ‘spook words’ to your meta tags if you’d like more traffic from your friends at the NSA.”

Metafilter has links to some of the resources so you can get yourself in all sorts of trouble. Please don’t call at 3 a.m. when the black van pulls up outside your house. I hear sodium pentothal is actually quite relaxing.