What Are People Asking Google Worldwide? (Huffington Post)

Google poeticsAuto-completed searches on Google are like a peep through a figurative keyhole into the preoccupations of the rest of the internet world. They are somewhat personalized to your previous searches, but also to your geographical area. Some Google users make a game out of typing the beginning of a question, simply to see what others are wondering about. And that’s just what Huffington Post has done, finding telling results; for example, the two top NYC area completions for “why am…” are “why am I so tired?” And “why am I always tired?” See what similarities and differences they found between New York and the rest of the world, which might indicate deeper patterns in modern life.

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