Those who know me well are probably sick of hearing the following two statements:”I love summer!” and “I love google!” As it is April 29th and still dropping below zero overnight, I will be talking about google today. While I know that Google the corporation has been subject to some scrutiny in recent years, at the moment I am more interested in singing the search engine’s praises. I could go on about google doodles making my morning, easter eggs spicing up the work day (shout out to Stuart Crump for the tip!) or my over-fondness of google calendar and documents but a simple mention will have to suffice.
Recently google’s auto complete or search suggestions have been entertaining and enlightening me to no end. Now that I have my precious iPhone I pretty much perform a google search every time the fancy strikes me, which is far too often. In honour of the Checkerboard Collective’s twentieth edition here are some of my favourite google search suggestions in no particular order revealing the questions pressing on the minds of a generation based on 20 common searches*.
While I am pretty certain that none of you clicked on all of these enticing suggestions, I hope you learned something new today. If you took nothing else away from this list, I hope you were at least reminded of what a strange place the internet is.
*Just to be clear, I am not searching all of these ridiculous things! Only the “Why…” was entered by me for goodness’ sake.