Skip to comments.Google Autocomplete Embarrasses Us (and Our States) Again
Posted on 01/27/2014 3:03:59 PM PST by onyx
Google's Autocomplete function remains a steady source of chuckles, disappointments, and unintentional insights.
Case in point:
pic.twitter.com/2kz40lBCOJ — Elle Reeve (@elspethrb) January 26, 2014
While by no means always a source of goodwill, Google Autocomplete also reminds us of what we—the royal Googling "we"— wish to know about the world around us. Take, for instance, our curiosities about the 2012 presidential candidates.
The same principle when applied to each American state yields a mosaic of obvious caricature and unexpected intrigue. This weekend, Amazing Maps released a recent map of the top Google Autocomplete query for each American state.
The formulation was: "Why is [state] so..." The results were...dazzling.
(Excerpt) Read more at thewire.com ...
Wait - North Dakota is cold? Who knew?
The problem is not being able to turn it off, I don’t use auto complete.
I didnt get the same results ,,
Why is Georgia Secretly Giving Student Test Scores to Military ...
Why is Georgia a Red State? - Ron Paul Forums
Why is Georgia shaming fat children? - Salon.com
Why is Georgia’s gas MORE expensive?? - Georgia Forum ...
Louisiana and Georgia might be a little maaad.
This was more fun:
“why is obama so”
The results were interesting!
Pretty strange. I tried googling some of the states, and they give four or five completions in descending order. Most of them are equally amusing.
Vermont is white, liberal, cold, healthy, and awesome. Oddly enough, if you google it again, you may get slightly different results. Like “Why is Vermont service center so slow?”
I get why is Obama so. . . .
arrogant, bad, evil, hated, and stupid? I wonder whether a lib would get similar results?
Why is Nancy Pelosi. . . .
so stupid, bad, still in office, bad, not excommunicated?
I take that as a compliment but I’m sure it’s not intended.
arrogant, bad, evil, hated
The real estate taxes are high, though.
San Francisco. . . .
Cold, expensive, foggy, gay, and liberal.
And Nancy p
I like that!
Colorado soon to be replaced by “Stoned” I reckon...
Too bad these people don’t understand that Google’s autocomplete and search results are tailored for the person making the requests. This is often termed a filter bubble. http://dontbubble.us/
But NH appears to be trending Maoist (you can't take in all the refugees from Communist states and remain unaffected) so it seems likely to me that they'll have an income and/or sales tax sooner rather than later.
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