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A is for Amazon, B is for Best Buy Answered

So while using the new "Google Instant," I noticed that just one letter would bring a suggestion up in grey in the text box. And so, I found that as of 9:24PM, Central Time USA,

A is for Amazon
B is for Best Buy
C is for Craigslist
D is for Dictionary
E is for eBay
F is for Facebook
G is for Gmail
H is for Hotmail
I is for Ikea
J is for James Avery
K is for Kroger
L is for Lowes
M is for Myspace
N is for Netflix
O is for Office Depot
P is for Pandora
Q is for Quotes
R is for Realtor
S is for Skype
T is for Target
U is for UPS
V is for Verizon
W is for Wal-mart
X is for Xbox
Y is for Yahoo
Z is for Zappos

Fifteen of these are businesses. Oh no! over half of the alphabet is out to get your money. I can imagine some kid in school:
Teacher: L is for lemon, M is for Moose, N is for -
Kid: Netflix!
Teacher: What? No! N is for - 
Kid: Nissan!
Teacher: NO!



7 years ago

Stupid Google, everyone knows A is for 'orses :)

Incidentally a piece of autocomplete hilarity I came across a while ago was putting the word "is" in and finding

is lady gaga a man
is jade goody dead
is jade goody dead yet  

(which puts a date on it)

they are showing things that not even relevant to the search. these HAVE to be paid. not good. google has shown
a big crack :\

Um, by my count, 23 of those are businesses.

And to quibble, since Realtor is a registered trademark, you could say 24, only quotes and James Avery (?). are not businesses.

Pretty interesting. I think it would be well worth checking daily and logging it to show trends over time...

Oh, my word, and I thought I wasted time on the internet...

I rarely use the internet anymore. I've been building things instead. Perhaps it is time for some instructables. I have a tesla coil coming up. And a Monty Python and the Holy Grail Black Knight costume. "Tis just a flesh wound, I've had worse."

Microsoft and IBM are not going to like this ;-) I think it is very interesting