Monday, August 20, 2012

Pennsylvania is So .....

Last week one of Chris Cillizza's The Fix columns ventured away from politics long enough to note this:

Today we happened upon an awesome map put together by Renee DiResta at her No Upside blog.  What DiResta did is simple but revealing. In Google she typed in “Why is [fill in the blank state] so…” and let Google’s autocomplete function, which tracks the most common words typed after “so”, do the rest. She mapped the top four auto-completes for each state.

Here’s her — amazing — map:
Here are the four words that came up most frequently for Pennsylvania: boring, haunted, humid, famous.

who knew?

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