Web Seer and the Zeitgeist

I’ve been playing all evening with Web Seer, a toy that lets you contrast pairs of Google autocomplete suggestions. As is well known, Google autocomplete suggests completions based on what others have been searching for given that pattern of text you are entering. This is sparking some thoughts on how I might use this to think about things like public archaeology or public history.

As Alan Liu put it,

But for now, enjoy the pairings that I’ve been feeding it….

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In ancient/modern

 

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Greek versus Roman

 

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What School Should I Go To?

 

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Games and Literature

 

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Getting Down to Brass Tacks

 

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Drunkards and Teetotallers, never the twain shall meet

 

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Historians v Archaeologists, a Google Cage Match

 

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The DH Dilemma

 

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Future/Perfect

 

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Two Solitudes Redux
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