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mbumby
Depressing auto-complete 
14th-Feb-2011 10:35 am
grammar
Went to Google. Typed in "how do I sign up for"
and read the autocompletes.

#4 was not bad: "toys for tots."
#3 was a bit of an eyeroll: "facebook."
#2 made sense: "medicare."

#1? #1 was just depressing: "unemployment in michigan".
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14th-Feb-2011 10:08 pm (UTC)
The autocomplete is somewhat tied to IP address/ISP, so someone in another state may not get the same autocomplete.
15th-Feb-2011 02:46 pm (UTC)
I actually guessed that was related (just like when I'm in Canada, www.google.com routes me to the canadian flavour google) -- but it's still depressing.
15th-Feb-2011 05:42 am (UTC)

lemmozine
My #1 came up "unemployment in texas" which is weird cause I don't live in Texas - I was there once for a nasfic in 1985. 2 and 3 the same. 4 came up salvation army angel tree. I don't give to the salvation army because I'm opposed to spitting in public. I'm wondering if the folks who stole my credit card info and ran up some bills in Texas a couple years ago are responsible for my ip address being in Texas. Hmmm. No problems since then. Maybe they're in jail.
15th-Feb-2011 02:54 pm (UTC)
Maybe unemployed folks in your state are all planning to move south? I remember that Nasfic. I didn't go, but Detroit was bidding against them, and I was helping that bid out at 1983.

My workplace does the angel tree thing... I give them my old clothes & stuff. And I buy things from them, so in that sense I give them money. Spitting in public? Are you sure you're not mixing them up with the Salivation Army. :-)
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