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Google it!

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Sometime ago I was googling and wondering where all that prediction data comes from. I mean, when you type on google any word or a few words instantaneously pop up 3-5 suggestions related to your search.

Many times the suggestions are simply hilarious, and not that many matches on what I trying to find.

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Anyway, all that data must be stored somewhere, so I took a walk in to the Google’s API worlds and… yes there is a prediction API service based on users inputs, categorised by languages of query’s and accumulated through years of searching. That means when you type something on Google browser, the prediction results displayed are based in the language of input, the popularity around your location thought the time and recent searches you probably made. (Probably not in that order and not always only that)

I know, I know… I’m a little freaky when I found some nice data, but there is a long time since I made a graphic for blogging just for fun, so I collect data from some popular languages to create a new visualisation just for fun.

I made the same input in different languajes:

  • Chinese simplified
  • Chinese traditional
  • Spanish
  • English
  • German
  • French
  • Russian
  • Portuguese
  • Indonesian
  • Japanese
  • Korean

All those languages and some others crossed with keywords like the following:

  • Why Chinese…
  • Why Chinese girls…
  • Why Chinese guys…

The idea was to trigger the Prediction API and in some way reflect the users behavior, stereotypes and maybe some fun content as well. Sometimes the combinations didn’t goes very well and don’t have much sense, so onces filtered, I turned the responses into color patterns all together in a single visualization.

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That work has been stored for a long time, part because the office is very busy but also because I was waiting to release a new project together with a good friend but finally last December we made it. So if you want to know more about this, take a look in to our new project: Wökpö Lab.

The nice part of this is having Wokpo now I can have a lot of fun more, go and check the digital version of this project, there you can input any keyword you want in any language and see by your self results of different cultures, their stereotypes, their fetish, or their curiosities here is the link again Wökpö Interactive Lab.

 

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