The Alphabet According to Google Canada

Here’s what Google Canada suggests when you type in each letter of the alphabet.

A – Air Canada (example below)

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B – Best Buy

C – Canadian Tire

D – dictionary.com (guess the Canucks can’t spell, eh!)

E – ebay

F – Facebook

G – Gmail

H – Hotmail

I – Ikea

J – Job bank

K – Kijiji

L – Lotto 649

M – Mapquest

N – NHL (of course)

O – OSAP

P – Plenty of Fish

Q – quotes

R – Rogers

S – Scotiabank

T – TD Canada Trust (honestly, i thought this would be the ubiquitous Tim Hortons – disclosure, com.motion and Veritas work with Timothy’s Coffees of the World)

U – UFC

V – Via Rail

W – Weather Network

X – XE (the currency exchange Web site)

Y – YouTube

Z – Zellers

I find this interesting on a couple of fronts.

First there is a bunch of “cancon” in there (Canadian specific sites or queries) which gives me confidence Google is customizing my experience.

Secondly, while as a snapshot this is exercise is fun but ultimately useless, if we can start to track these over time it will be a fascinating anthropological ethnographical study to see what search queries drop in and out of the suggestions.

Finally, the search results for the letter is not the same as the suggestion. Make of that what you will.

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