Jan 28, 2014

State of the Union



On Tuesday, President Obama will report to Congress on the condition of the country. But over the weekend, we got another taste of the state of the Union through Google.

Thanks to the Twitter account @Amazing_Maps, we now have an idea of how the Internet stereotypes all 50 U.S. states. When a search phrase like "Why is Illinois so..." is typed into Google, the search engine auto completes the sentence with the word that people most commonly write in the search bar next. In this way, Google auto complete may reveal the deeply held assumptions the public holds about a state.

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I am caught between hot place and a corrupt place.