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Google and Bing autocomplete show how much people dislike Windows 8

Posted By Ashraf On November 19, 2012 @ 2:00 AM In Miscellaneous | 2 Comments


Google [2] and Bing [3] both have an ‘autocomplete’ feature that attempts to predict what you want to search for. The predictions provided by Google and Bing depend on two factors: what other users searched for and your past search history, if you are logged in. If you head over to Google or Bing and search for ‘Windows 8 is ‘ (without the quotes — make sure to have the space at the end; make sure you aren’t logged in), you will get some not-so-flattering suggestions.

As you can see in the above screenshots, both Google and Bing are providing overwhelmingly negative autocomplete suggestions for the statement ‘Windows 8 is ‘. Because autocomplete suggestions are based on popular search queries by other Google/Bing users, this provides us some insights on what other people are thinking about Windows 8. And it clearly isn’t pretty [4].

Of course, autocomplete suggestions are regularly changing and this is not a scientific method to gauge how people feel about Windows 8 [5]. However, while it may be informal, it surely is informative. Microsoft [6], you have a steep hill to climb to change people’s minds. Best of luck.

[via TNW [7]]

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[2] Google: http://dottech.org/tag/google

[3] Bing: http://dottech.org/tag/bing

[4] isn’t pretty: http://dottech.org/tag/windows-8-hate

[5] Windows 8: http://dottech.org/tag/windows-8

[6] Microsoft: http://dottech.org/tag/microsoft

[7] TNW: http://thenextweb.com/shareables/2012/11/18/google-doesnt-appear-to-think-much-of-windows-8-and-bing-isnt-much-nicer/

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