Google’s autocomplete algorithm is not only the most convenient thing since Chinese take out and Netflix but also the best friend of the inquisitive Web surfer.
Thanks to this powerful search tool, anyone can enter a simple, incomplete query like “Why does” and stumble upon the most popular questions asked by other curious souls. You’re missing out if you have yet to see how Google autocompletes “Why does”, “Why did” and the like.
Similarly, the algorithm can also provide an inside look at cultural stereotypes. Type in “Why do [INSERT NATIONALITY HERE]” and watch as Google instantly unveils the most-asked questions about the cultural group of reference.
Today, I subjected 14 different groups to the test. The results range from “objectively” hilarious to undoubtedly offensive and in no way represent my personal views.