Wednesday, September 24, 2014

More fun with google

I've written before about google searches and gender

Here's a link to an article with the same idea:

The starting point is the following search...

here's another nice one 

Google actually wrote to the guy about the "english major who taught herself calculus" correction.

"We saw your tweet — just wanted to reach out and explain a bit here.
If you search for “taught himself calculus” (in quotes), you’ll see it’s a particularly popular phrase on the web, appearing about 282,000 times — because there’s a popular story out there that Einstein taught himself physics as a teenager (and a recent news story that a kid in Indiana did too). “Taught herself calculus” appears only around 4,000 times. So when Google sees two phrases like this and one is much more common, it may suggest it as a possible alternate search. It’s more complex than that, but that’s essentially why you’re seeing this result. (Darn you, Einstein!)"

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