Google knows a lot about us, A LOT. We ask it billions of questions and it keeps track of every one of them, constantly tallying what we really want to know. For example, a few of the top questions that Americans asked last year were, “Where is my refund?” (tax day), “Can dogs eat apples?” (yes), and “Is Europe a country?” (time to go back to school!)
Google uses its vast database to aid us when we pose a question, using auto-fill to complete what it thinks we are going to ask. So when we type “Why is”, Google might complete our question with “the sky blue?”—another of last year’s most popular queries.
This means we can use auto-fill to find out what people really think about a subject. As an American who lives part-time in Provence, I was curious what my fellow citizens ask about this magnificent corner of the world.
Find out what I learned at Perfectly Provence!
Hello Keith, I’m reading your book right now in Australia, and enjoying it. Thanks for your suggestions re walks in and around St Remy when I contacted you whilst there in July. I’d be interested in more posts on walks. We will be back in June 2020 and hope it won’t be quite so hot as 2019. Regards. Jeanette
Hi Jeanette, I’m glad you enjoyed your time in St-Rémy! Fingers crossed that it won’t be so hot this coming year. I hope you enjoy my book! Best, Keith
Fascinating Keith, thank you for sharing! I don’t think Google knows why Provence is so special, I tried asking, I guess that’s still the secret of a few especially ours! X
Shh, let’s keep it a secret!