Thursday, 6 March 2008


Guess what's 'cached'??

Haha... Learned something new the other day, thanks to Dr Carmen! I bet most of do not realised what's 'cached' means.

Let me show you the explanation...

According to
1.a hiding place, esp. one in the ground, for ammunition, food, treasures
2.anything so hidden
3.Alaska and Northern Canada. a small shed elevated on poles above the reach of animals and used for storing food, equipment, etc. put in a cache; conceal; hide.

According to The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition:
    1. A hiding place used especially for storing provisions.
    2. A place for concealment and safekeeping, as of valuables.
    3. A store of goods or valuables concealed in a hiding place: maintained a cache of food in case of emergencies.
  1. Computer Science A fast storage buffer in the central processing unit of a computer. Also called cache memory.

According to Google Help at

Google takes a snapshot of each page examined as it crawls the web and caches these as a back-up in case the original page is unavailable. If you click on the "Cached" link, you will see the web page as it looked when we indexed it. The cached content is the content Google uses to judge whether this page is a relevant match for your query.

When the cached page is displayed, it will have a header at the top which serves as a reminder that this is not necessarily the most recent version of the page. Terms that match your query are highlighted on the cached version to make it easier for you to see why your page is relevant.

The "Cached" link will be missing for sites that have not been indexed, as well as for sites whose owners have requested we not cache their content.

Alright! Get it? Hmm...

I'm getting to the point... See, there'a link to the original of the page even when the author change it or delete it unless according to what's stated above there.

So, whatever we posted in the internet, Google actually stores it. We can simply retrieve the original website by clicking the 'Cached' word that can be found at the bottom of the explanation that's after the title of the website with light blue underline and just before the word of 'Similar pages' and 'Note this' if you are using the Google Search to look for information.

If I'm mistaken, when Dr Carmen told us about this, we were shocked! Hold it! Don't say 'huh?' first, just let me finish...

The reason is she told us whatever we do in the internet, we have a record. From our very familiar website Friendster, Facebook, .... Blogs... See, there's a catch! Whoever did any posting on the website, I mean whatever we ever wrote out of frustration or sadness, we are in History! History!! Did I make it clear?

Anyone can actually retrieve whatever we have written in the internet by searching it... haha...
No matter how long you have already deleted the website or blog, you are in HISTORY!!!

Just imagine if someone actually search for what you have written and everything comes out in the Search page... haha... *mampus* Of course if you have not written anything illegal or stupid, then you can say 'Ceh!'

Well, just thought of letting you all know what's 'Cached'.

And now you know it, my job is done here.

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