As the nation reels from the Obama recession, one company is not throwing their hands up in utter despair. Google Instant was introduced with much fanfare in San Francisco on September 8th, generating a lot of buzz across the internet and interest by IT professionals.
How will Google Instant work? See the video and share your impressions with us. This is an open talk thread so readers are invited to participate in this conversation or share your ideas about anything else happening today.
The gist behind Google Instant is that it promises to deliver search results as users type rather than wait for the enter key to be pressed. Think of Google Instant as you do the auto complete feature in Microsoft Word or your favorite email program. The fact that most of us turn off those annoying “helpful” features does not deter Google from making the case that their auto complete feature will be good for you. Really it will be, they say.
In a culture that wants everything faster and faster, they may have a point. “Never underestimate the importance of fast,” quipped Google CEO Eric Schmidt when discussing the new Google search functionality earlier this week. You see, Google will psychically determine what you really want and give it to you before you even know it.
“There’s actually a psychic element to it.” said Marissa Mayer, a company genius who promoted Google Instant in San Francisco.
“Finding the right information should feel easy” says Jonathan Effrat, product manager for the new thing. Search will be transformed in a way that has never been done before, quoth he.
So for example, you might begin to type “Ob___” into Google and they will begin to instantly display results according to those first few characters you type. So you might begin to see results for “Obama Muslim” or “Obama socialist” or “Obama recession” in google search results, presumably alongside results for “Obese first ladies with big butts.” Lord only knows what Google Instant will do for us.
One thing for sure is that anyone who begins to type “Ri____” into Google will find Right Pundits political site, your home away from home. As the world’s leading website on all things you should expect nothing less.
So if you thought Google Caffeine was a search engine on steroids, you know, the thing with all the Twitter results, you might consider this brainy new idea as Google Crack.
Curious as to reader thoughts. Is the new psychic Google Instant a good thing for humanity? Please share your own views, dear readers, after viewing the informative video.