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Google autocomplete answers “Why is Kentucky…”

Don’t lie. You’ve typed your own name into Google before just to see what other words pop up on autocomplete. (How else would I know there are Tyler Thompsons out there that ride bulls, play football, and still have MySpace pages?) Well, venture capitalist Renee DiResta did the same thing when she moved across the country and became intrigued by how people from different U.S. regions stereotype one another. She compiled her research in a handy dandy state map of the states, in which you can scroll over each state and see the top answers to the question “Why is [insert state]…” Kentucky’s results?

Well, at least they got the first one right. The other results are pretty terrible, but don’t seem so bad when you compare them to some other states:

“Why is North Carolina…so bad this year?”
“Why is North Carolina…getting away with academic fraud” (Okay, I made that one up.)
“Why is Tennessee…so fat?”
“Why is Tennessee…so stupid?”
“Why is Maryland…so ghetto?”
“Why is Nebraska…so important to the Big 12?”

Here’s the map in full. Take a break from googling your own name to go play with it.

H/t to @KeThCl

Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

No, I will not make you a sandwich, but you can follow me on Twitter @MrsTylerKSR or email me.

16 Comments for Google autocomplete answers “Why is Kentucky…”

  1. ktmiln2
    11:03 am August 15, 2012 Permalink

    The problem with this is that Google Autocomplete works like Google Ads, it’s based on your search history. I get totally different results when I do it.

  2. bourbonbelly
    11:06 am August 15, 2012 Permalink

    Why is Louisville…so boring?


  3. Michael Scott
    11:15 am August 15, 2012 Permalink

    Thats what she said?

  4. huck
    11:34 am August 15, 2012 Permalink

    perspective I guess, when I moved to FL 12 years ago, one of the first things a neighbor(black man from GA) told me was… We gonna have to stick to gether,….. nothining wrong with what he said

  5. Why is Calipari a...
    11:35 am August 15, 2012 Permalink

    Give it a try guys, do it.

  6. Bleaker
    11:52 am August 15, 2012 Permalink

    Calipari…..a winner. Well lets see. He just won the National Championship

  7. catsfan
    12:04 pm August 15, 2012 Permalink

    this is crazy

  8. Will
    12:06 pm August 15, 2012 Permalink

    Why is Texas…so awesome? Really?

  9. Bleaker
    12:23 pm August 15, 2012 Permalink

    9- congratulations on the high school thing, jock sniffer. #celebr8 #creanisapedo

  10. Scooter McGee
    12:27 pm August 15, 2012 Permalink

    Hey HOO HOO how about you conveince your coach to recuit out of the state of Indiana? Maybe then they’ll actually have enough talent to win the national championship? Ohhh wait no one outside of that craphole wants to come there to play…..try another insult cause that one doesnt work.

  11. TheLaw
    12:51 pm August 15, 2012 Permalink

    1 – I got suckered in and clicked the link…the author didn’t use normal google autocomplete; she “ran queries in Chrome Incognito.” From what I understand, this allows you to search without regard to the region of the country you are in or your past search history.

  12. duh
    1:03 pm August 15, 2012 Permalink

    Why is HOO HOO a retard? Because his mom and dad are brother and sister

  13. BigDanB
    8:15 pm August 15, 2012 Permalink

    This is a terrible and wasteful post.

  14. Wrong
    9:27 pm August 15, 2012 Permalink

    Google searches are based upon an algorithm that attempt to complete what the user is searching for. That algorithm factors in past regional searches, based upon IP address, when attempting to autocomplete searches. What this means is that the results of this “report” are not what the country thinks. They are merely suggestions based upon previous searches in that area. In other words, this whole report is not accurate. The spent several hours accumulating the results, and all you have to do is go to Google, type in the same things they have, and you will find that you get completely different results.

  15. Wrong
    9:30 pm August 15, 2012 Permalink

    PS… Chrome Incognito does not spoof IP addresses or hide them. The report is wrong.