Friday, December 10, 2004
Some of the most interesting stuff is found in the Google Labs. Google uses this area for "not ready for prime time" applications. In this case, they have a beta version of Google Suggest. If you have a minute (that's all it will take to see how it works), check it out. As you type in characters, you will see a drop down menu of words and phrases that fit the characters you've already typed. It is interactive so that, as you add more characters, the list gets more specific. What is interesting is that you are not necessarily dropped alphabetically to the top of the list. For instance, if I type "karl" and I'm looking for "Karl Anderson," the list drops me to "Karl Rove." It looks like Google is also using their PageRank or something like it to suggest a term or phrase.