Terrorexpertise talk:Internet List
There is a problem with the methodology... if there is a person with "fname midinit lastname" then you obtain very different results if one searches "fname midinit lastname" or "fname lastname" -- it is also difficult to reconcile the results. Also, google changes its criterion function over time, and the same search yields dramatically different results from day-day. The best approach is to use Lexis-Nexis and to restrict the media searched to, say, New York Times, IHT, LATimes, etc. This type of research is interesting, but... how to do it is another matter.
Kind rgds Paulo
I agree. There are some methodological issues here. However I'm pretty confident we can get round them.