Google is beta testing a new search feature called Google Suggest that tries to anticipate what you want before you finish asking for it. As you type characters in the search field, Google displays a list of the most popular searches that match. I was listening to The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (Tertiary Phase) this morning, so I decided to start typing the name of that show’s creator and see how quickly Google Search could figure out what I was after. By the time I had typed “dou”, I was looking at a list of suggestions that included “Douglas Adams.” Pretty impressive!
Merriam-Webster has announced its list of the top ten words of the year for 2004, and the number one word on that list is: blog.