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2012-08-14 09:03:10 PM
Why is Arizona:
So hot
So racist
So conservative
So crazy

Yeah, I can see that. That's depressing.
 
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2012-08-14 09:04:18 PM
If I try "why is fark" the only completion is "why is fark down".
 
2012-08-14 09:07:25 PM
We don't care what you think, we just want you to keep flying over.
 
2012-08-14 09:24:03 PM
Thing is, that's not what Google thinks about each state. That's what Google thinks venture capitalist and occasional blogger Renee DiResta is looking for when she types those phrases into Google, based on her previous queries.

I get different answers, sometimes wildly different.
 
2012-08-14 09:25:38 PM
Why is Arkansas so... poor?

Thasall. Just poor.

/in NYC
//just picking on Bill Clinton
 
2012-08-14 09:29:15 PM
Why is Rhode Island so small?

People are stupid.
 
2012-08-14 09:29:31 PM

basemetal: We don't care what you think, we just want you to keep flying over.


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Oh. OK, You have my word.
 
2012-08-14 09:42:45 PM
I met Oregon once and it was charming and erudite.
 
2012-08-14 09:43:08 PM
blog.oregonlive.com

Why Oregon is Boring.
 
2012-08-14 09:44:20 PM
I love Oregon.

Then again. I'm Canadian, so I know boring.
 
2012-08-14 09:44:36 PM
That's Romney's cheat sheet.

What do you think of North Carolina, Romney?

"Important. Bad this year. Cheap."
 
2012-08-14 09:45:05 PM
Why is this even an option?

/so boring
//so hot
///so slashie
 
2012-08-14 09:45:34 PM
Of course we all know the top word for Florida is "weird"
 
2012-08-14 09:47:44 PM
I was hoping New York would include "awesome" but it got bumped off by two forms of "expensive".

Fair criticism.
 
2012-08-14 09:48:40 PM
Liberal, Windy, Humid, and Awesome.

Minnesota. I'll take it.
 
2012-08-14 09:49:04 PM

Shostie: That's what Google thinks venture capitalist and occasional blogger Renee DiResta is looking for when she types those phrases into Google, based on her previous queries.


That's why I thought it was so funny when a guy posted a video making fun of Windows Phone for coming up with kiddie porn for his searches. Little did he know he was really just letting everyone know about his previous search habits.
 
2012-08-14 09:49:13 PM
MA is apparently twice as expensive as the next state.
I am glad people realized how important we are, however.

I laughed at Nebraska's mistake.
 
2012-08-14 09:49:15 PM

Acharne: I love Oregon.

Then again. I'm Canadian, so I know boring.


Why is Canada:

better than America?

Well then.
 
2012-08-14 09:49:24 PM
"Why is Minnesota so Awesome?" asked no one, ever.
 
2012-08-14 09:49:25 PM
Ohio

Why is ohio so boring?

Yup, it is landlocked and covered in corn and cows....
 
2012-08-14 09:49:35 PM
Nadie_AZ SmartestFunniest 2012-08-14 09:03:10 PM
Why is Arizona:
So hot
So racist
So conservative
So crazy

Yeah, I can see that. That's depressing.


Yup, if you don't understand the immigration debate, just ask google why they are racist. I have a feelign thats how most liberals have come to understand todays issues
 
2012-08-14 09:49:42 PM

Nadie_AZ: Why is Arizona:
So hot
So racist
So conservative
So crazy

Yeah, I can see that. That's depressing.


Then come to Utah!

...So Salty
...So Weird
...So Conservative
...So Depressed
 
2012-08-14 09:49:46 PM
Looks like there's some mix of blogger cherry-picking/google search personalization skewing the results.

For me California is so: liberal, great, awesome, hot, broke
and Colorado is so: violent, cold, dry, skinny, liberal
 
2012-08-14 09:49:57 PM
Vermont.
I can live with that.
 
2012-08-14 09:50:32 PM

make me some tea: I was hoping New York would include "awesome" but it got bumped off by two forms of "expensive".


That's Massachusetts. NY is:
Great
Expensive
Populated
Big.
 
2012-08-14 09:50:33 PM

dahmers love zombie: Why is Rhode Island so small?

People are stupid.


Vhodeylnders lead the bunch.
 
2012-08-14 09:50:52 PM
Kansas is humid?
 
2012-08-14 09:50:58 PM
Why is Slate
So lame?
 
2012-08-14 09:51:17 PM

Nadie_AZ: Why is Arizona:
So hot
So racist
So conservative
So crazy

Yeah, I can see that. That's depressing.


The Love Boat. DeeDee (maybe a friend or two). 2 weeks of unbridled, unhibited, interracial woo woo.

Fark You.
 
2012-08-14 09:51:35 PM

kevinatilusa: Looks like there's some mix of blogger cherry-picking/google search personalization skewing the results.


Ah, nevermind then. its not the same for everyone for some reason.
 
2012-08-14 09:51:51 PM
Why is Pennsylvania so haunted?
 
2012-08-14 09:52:55 PM

Lord Jubjub: Kansas is humid?


In the eastern part.
 
2012-08-14 09:52:59 PM
I wish I could believe that lots of people think Washington state is "important", but I suspect they were thinking of the Other Washington when they typed that in. We're doing OK if people are even aware we exist.
 
2012-08-14 09:53:04 PM
Stupid
Fat
Humid
But we have Jack Daniels Whiskey so I hope that makes up for it.
 
2012-08-14 09:54:11 PM
Wyoming struck me as fitting in its adjectives. It is one of those states that is easy to forget exists and seems like a sort of national blank spot.
 
2012-08-14 09:55:13 PM
Expensive, rich and boring, I get. But "Why is Connecticut so haunted"? What?
 
2012-08-14 09:56:14 PM
New Jersey:

so bad
so hated
so expensive
so corrupt

Sounds about right.
 
2012-08-14 09:56:41 PM

anniesmom: Stupid
Fat
Humid
But we have Jack Daniels Whiskey so I hope that makes up for it.


Makers Mark, KY Derby, Thunder Over Louisville, jelly...uh... sorry- thought we were talking about Kentucky
 
2012-08-14 09:58:29 PM

wild9: Ohio

Why is ohio so boring?

Yup, it is landlocked and covered in corn and cows....


About a dozen or more states have the Boring tag on them. Try harder.

However, the word 'important' pops up on Ohio's search results and well, yeah. We are. Suck it.
 
2012-08-14 09:59:28 PM

LordJiro: Expensive, rich and boring, I get. But "Why is Connecticut so haunted"? What?


you might want to look under your bed before you hit the sack! there may be a ghost or two hidng underneath it.
 
2012-08-14 09:59:54 PM
Oh, and Oregon comes up for me as: awesome, boring, racist

Huh.
 
2012-08-14 10:00:02 PM
"Why are people so stupid?" is my takeaway. Honestly, you need Google to tell you why Florida and Georgia are hot, and Maine and Alaska are cold?
 
2012-08-14 10:00:41 PM
Louisiana: not (as well) known for racism.

/ w00t!
 
2012-08-14 10:00:44 PM
Nevada so

Hot
Dry
Dangerous

/just our women
 
2012-08-14 10:01:13 PM
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2012-08-14 10:01:16 PM
Michigan is warm? Yea, for maybe 8 weeks a year, check on that again this winter and you won't see warm on there anymore.
 
2012-08-14 10:01:34 PM

Candygram4Mongo: Why is Arkansas so... poor?

Thasall. Just poor.

/in NYC
//just picking on Bill Clinton


Bubba going to haunt you in your sleep.
Picture him sitting in the Corner watching you as he is eating biscuits and gravy all- night-long

/boo!!!
 
2012-08-14 10:02:13 PM

LordOfThePings: Penn


Gettysburg
 
2012-08-14 10:03:58 PM
"Why is Alaska so big?"

"Why is Rhode Island so small?"

Truly insightful questions.
 
2012-08-14 10:04:01 PM
Why is Google so ...
slow
awesome
stupid
successful
gay
popular
slow today
fast
liberal
smart

why is apple so ...
popular
successful
stupid
secretive
expensive
innovative
evil
great
good
greedy

why is microsoft so ...
successful
greedy
popular
important
dominant
stupid
crap
 
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