Predicting Google Shutdowns.
"In the following essay, I collect data on 350 Google products and look for predictive variables. I find some while modeling shutdown patterns, and make some predictions about future shutdowns. Hopefully the results are interesting, useful, or both." Gwern
exhaustively analyzes Google products past and present with an eye to establishing what's not long for the bitverse. tl;dr? Results
posted by mwhybark
on May 4, 2013 -
Google is known to ask the following question in job interviews: In a country in which people only want boys every family continues to have children until they have a boy. If they have a girl, they have another child. If they have a boy, they stop. What is the proportion of boys to girls in the country?
Think you know the answer? If so, Steve Landsburg may be willing to bet you up to $5000. [more inside]
posted by gsteff
on Jan 1, 2011 -
Web Authoring Statistics
from Google. An analysis of a sample of slightly over a billion documents, extracting information about popular class names, elements, attributes, and related metadata.
posted by signal
on Jan 26, 2006 -
charts the popularity of certain search queries on Google (via Slashdot)
. Of course, it'd be more interesting to track your own keywords, and you can
. I stumbled across this partially hidden Google feature last night. (More inside...)
posted by waxpancake
on Jul 6, 2001 -