2021-09-20 07:48:03 UTC
It began when I was curious about whether there are instructions
online for reporting a UFO.
I typed into the Google search bar "How to report a uf" and
expected it to complete with "ufo." (Because really, haven't
a lot of people asked the same question?) Nothing. But there is
something out there of course -- the MUFON site -- which was at the
top of the returns when I went ahead and completed the search string
myself. I went back and again typed in "How to report a uf" and
Google, as expected, weighed my own earlier search behavior and this
time supplied "ufo."
Now, I have known for a long time that if I type in "How to kil"
there will be no completion, as opposed to "How to kis" which will
readily suggest all manner of osculation. No problem; we all
know that the tech giants have nannies back in the shadows. So
this time I continued with "How to kill a" and got a bunch of
suggestions, including "How to kill a pig with a knife." After
inspecting the returns for that I went back and entered "How to
kil" and still got no completion. This means that Google will
avoid prematurely suggesting anything related to
killing, even to the point of ignoring my own previous searches.