Updated Aug 14, 2012 - 3:16 pm
What Google Autocomplete says about the state of Arizona
Originally published: Aug 14, 2012 - 2:06 pm
If you were to Google the state of Arizona what do you think think would be the first things to pop up?
More specifically, what do you think Google would guess you are looking up when you typed in "Why is Arizona so..."?
Blogger Renee DiResta did exactly that and found interesting results for states across the country.
The Arizona results?
Hot. Racist. Boring. Conservative.
Is this what we think of ourselves or what other people think of us?
That would be difficult to tell unless you looked at a geographic map of where these popular search questions are coming from.
What do you think, does the Google Autocomplete test have some truth to it?
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