Friday, September 10, 2010
Some of you may have noticed that Google has implemented a new feature in their search engine. The company is dubbing this feature "Google Instant." At its core, Google Instant is an automatic-enter-button. Confused? It's okay, this is the internet. It happens.
Here's how this feature breaks down: While typing your query into the Google search bar, the search engine will automatically display results for each letter typed. If you are very efficient typist, you will probably never notice what is going on in the background. However, for those of you that spend your precious seconds scanning through each individual letter on your keyboard in search of finding the next sequential key, it will appear as though your favorite search engine is having a seizure.
For example, if you type "Where did I leave my car keys?"
Google will submit your search for each individual letter. If you type slowly, first you will see results for "W" followed by "Wh" and so on.
How does Google promise this will improve your searching?
According to google.com/instant: