Wednesday, June 16, 2010

What Google Suggests?

I love the Google Suggest in the search box on Safari.

Not too long ago I decided to do a little research on Anderson Cooper's sexuality. I have to admit, I use to have crash on this boyishly handsome, gray haired CNN anchor. This month he turned 43 and he is still single (in the official definition of being single).
Anyway, I started typing my query in the google search box and here is the result just after "is andreson cooper". I guess I am not the only one who's wondering :-)

BTW, I tried to find the good bio source about Cooper to link this post to and nothing bits Wikipedia! Why so many teachers are still so opposed to this resource?

Here is how Google Suggest works explained in their own words:

As you type, Google Suggest returns search queries based on other users' search activities. These searches are algorithmically determined based on a number of purely objective factors (including popularity of search terms) without human intervention. All of the queries shown in Suggest have been typed previously by other Google users. The Suggest dataset is updated frequently to offer fresh and rising search queries. In addition, if you're signed in to your Google Account and have Web History enabled, you'll see search queries from relevant searches that you've done in the past.