Google Suggests

Red Maxwell points me to Googles new beta site. Google. Interesting.

I wonder if the NUMBER of sites referencing something you’re searching on is the important number in selecting something to search for. PageRank doesn’t just rely on volume, yet the beta version does.

The other thing I wonder about is the reliance on alphabetical order. As Steven Wright says, “Is the alphabet in that order because of that song?”

My quick take is that it would work a lot better if the suggestions were in order of page rank, not the alphabet.

PS Update: Robert Knutsson corrected me. It’s not really alphabetical order. It’s some sort of mystical magical selection. Makes it even more interesting, though I don’t get to use the Steven Wright joke.