A trolling Pittsburgh Steelers fan has snuck in a very public shot at the Ravens right on the franchise’s Google search results page.
Over the weekend, Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake went for a spin in a driverless car–and lived to tell the tale.
You know how when you start typing something into Google, it’ll sometimes try to finish the rest of your sentence for you? Apparently Google’s Auto Suggest function works by using the most common and trending searches to guess what you’re looking for. (Fun experiment: go to Google and type in “How can I…” and see how people are really spending their free time.)
Anyway, someone had the bright idea of using Auto Suggest to come up with a list of city stereotypes. The method is brilliantly simple — just type in “Why is [city name] so…” and let Google fill in the blanks to give you a sense of what the most popular searches are.
First, researchers figured out that they could use Twitter to track the progression of the flu in real time. Now they’re expanding that technique to crowd-source information about other problems, including mental health issues. The overall findings? Everyone feels a little more schizophrenic, OCD, and anxious in the wintertime.