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Google and Bing autocomplete show how much people dislike Windows 8


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]]