Awesome Infographic: The United States of Autocomplete


What can you learn about the U.S. by typing state names into Google and mapping the first autocomplete suggestion to come up? As Dorothy Gambrell’s infographic illustrates, when we search most states, we’re looking for their colleges or sports teams. But type in “New York,” and you’ll get “New York Times.” (Sadly, “Washington” will bring up D.C.’s Post.) A few other amusing ones: Kentucky Fried Chicken, New Jersey Transit, District of Columbia v. Heller, Oregon Trail… and California Prop. 9. [via Kottke]