Codebreaker

Google Instant

John Moe Sep 8, 2010

Because clicking something is a real pain. You’ll never get that 1/5th of a second back. You could have been using that time to volunteer in your community.

Google debuted a new thingie today: Google Instant. Go to Google.com and if you have a current browser and are logged in to your Google account, you can see instant results as you type. They appear below what you’re typing as you type it.

Xeni at Boing Boing suggests someone write a list for what each letter wants to point you to.

Here’s what I got:

A – Amazon

B – Best Buy

C – Craigslist

D – Dictionary

E – Ebay

F – Facebook

G – Gmail (not Google? Well, I suppose if they’re already there.)

H – Hotmail

I – Ikea

J – Jimmy John’s (seems a bit Minnesota-centric, that result)

K – Kare 11 (sure enough!)

L – Lowe’s

M – Mapquest

N – Netflix

O – Orbitz

P – Pandora

Q – Qwest

R – REI

S – Star Tribune (Minnesota again)

T – Target

U – USPS (really?)

V – Valleyfair (local amusement park)

W – Weather

X – Xcel Energy

Y – YouTube

Z – Zappos

Here’s Wired’s coverage.

We’re here to help you navigate this changed world and economy.

Our mission at Marketplace is to raise the economic intelligence of the country. It’s a tough task, but it’s never been more important.

In the past year, we’ve seen record unemployment, stimulus bills, and reddit users influencing the stock market. Marketplace helps you understand it all, will fact-based, approachable, and unbiased reporting.

Generous support from listeners and readers is what powers our nonprofit news—and your donation today will help provide this essential service. For just $5/month, you can sustain independent journalism that keeps you and thousands of others informed.