The United States of America According to Google Autocomplete

Ever wonder what a map of the U.S. would look like if all of the states’ names were altered to match the suggestions offered by Google’s autocomplete search algorithm? Wonder no longer.

Some — like “Washington Post,” “Kentucky Fried Chicken” and “Arizona State University” — came as no surprise. But I couldn’t have guessed that “Utah Jazz” and “Hawaii Five O” would have made the map, and I’ll admit to looking up “Missouri Compromise” on Wikipedia. (It was an agreement passed in 1820 that effectively prohibited slavery in the northern part of what was then called the Louisiana Territory, except within the borders of the proposed state of Missouri. In case you were wondering about that, too.)

http://mashable.com/2010/12/05/united-states-google-autocomplete/

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~ by rachelhurvitz on December 7, 2010.

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