Google Instant Search Unveiled

September 8, 2010 |  by  |  Breaking News, Lifestyle
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Remember those people at the county fair who could guess your weight and age with pretty good accuracy? I guess it wasn’t THAT tough to figure out if a 100-pound lady who looked 23 was actually 23, especially if you get a year or two leeway, but whatever, they were always pretty interesting.

Now, Google is predicting what you are thinking about searching for, BEFORE you search for it.

Further proof that Google is not only taking over the world, but also our minds comes in the form of Google Instant.

Basically, Google uses all of it’s super duper collected data from its one billion users a week (true story) to predict what you’re probably already searching for.

For instance: If you’re searching “Lindsay Lohan is a…” well you’re going to get some instant results that include results for “idiot” and “loser.” SEE Google already KNEW what you were thinking!

Google Instant is search-before-you-type. Instant takes what you have typed already, predicts the most likely completion and streams results in real-time for those predictions—yielding a smarter and faster search that is interactive, predictive and powerful, according to Googleblog.

Is this a revolution? Perhaps. It definitely helps in terms of guiding you in the right direction.

So, kudos again to Google who proves that we’re just a few years away from looking at a computer screen and it telling us everything we’re going to do that week.


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  1. I’m not sure if this will be helpful or truly annoying yet.

  2. I was thinking the same thing, Sarah! But… with all of the random searches that I do throughout the day, I’ll make it my personal challenge to stump the predictor. Let’s see what happens!

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