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BrianY
01-22-2014, 10:17 AM
http://mashable.com/2014/01/19/google-autocomplete-map/


Google (http://mashable.com/category/google/) Autocomplete is notorious for taking a standard search and anticipating something completely ridiculous.
In the style of Tumblr (http://mashable.com/category/tumblr/) user Gaysquib (http://gaysquib.tumblr.com/post/73132122439/i-got-bored-so-this-what-google-gives-for-every), we conducted our own experiment and created a map of what each state wants (according to Autocomplete).

The resulting map reads like a list of New Year's resolutions made by Civil War veterans. Did you know, for example, that more than anything, Wyoming evidently wants an aircraft carrier? Are you close enough to Wisconsin that residents revealed their secret wish to be called "The Mitten State?" Who could forget existential Florida, whose only desire is simply "to know."
Check out the map below and see what Google thinks your state wants most. If your state happens to be blank, it's because Google says it doesn't want anything, which has to count for something, right?



http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/gg273/byankee_photos/state-wants.jpg

David W Pratt
01-22-2014, 10:39 AM
Clicking on RI gets nothing

BrianY
01-22-2014, 12:56 PM
Clicking on RI gets nothing

My extensive experience with people who live in RI is that most of them seem to be pretty darned content with what their state has to offer and they don't want very much except, perhaps, for some more jobs in the state.

Now folks here in Massachusetts don't know what the heck they want, which is why the google thing for MA also turns up nothing

Reynard38
01-22-2014, 01:41 PM
Why does NC want to ban Tesla? Are they afraid and electric car will ultimately win a Nascar race?