Mind-reading web searching from Google Instant
While still getting to grips with the whole Meh-ness of Google TV from yesterday (or the day before – we’ve been battered into submission by the constant innovation) we’ve not got Google Instant to contend with.
If you haven’t seen or tried it yet, it’s Google searching but not as we know it. The trick is that it anticipates what you’re typing into the search box and starts giving you results before you’ve finished.
Google’s boffins reckon that the typical user spends nine seconds entering a search query and 15 seconds looking for answers. The useless, one-finger-typing bastard. They also reckon that Google Instant could shave between two and five seconds off a typical web search.
We’re not sure if it’s something that the world even needs though. We’ve had a few goes on it and it made us feel dizzy, with the vague possibility of an epileptic fit kicking in. Have a bash at it and tell us your thoughts…