The alphabet according to Google


We were bored. And a bit curious. And decided to see what a Google search would turn up for a single letter of the alphabet. Then for all of them. So, here it is: the alphabet according to Google. The incumbent Democratic Party gets a seat, but not the republicans. Gmail and Yahoo! Mail get in there, but not Hotmail. Ford, Visa and Qwest Communications are listed, while Apple stakes its claim to the letter ‘i’, Boston’s transport system to the letter ‘T’ and Britain’s O2 telecoms operation to the chemical symbol for oxygen, despite appearances by nitrogen and phosphorus. Two films – M and W – make it in via The Internet Movie Database, plus several algebraic representations including the speed of light, Planck’s constant, the Boltzmann constant and the ‘e’ exponential constant (which just pipped E! Online – the celebrity gossip site). Letters that managed to fend for themselves: J, U and Z – all fed via Wikipedia (which managed a winning six entries overall). Full list below…

A Links in HTML documents
B Physical Review B
C the speed of light = 299,792,458m/s
D Democratic Party (United States) – Wikipedia
E e = 2.71828183
F F – Ford Motor Company (NYSE)
G Gmail: Email from Google
H Planck’s constant = 6.626068 x 10-34m2 kg/s
I Apple – Download music and more with iTunes. Play it all on iPod
J J – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
K Boltzmann constant = 1.3806503 × 10-23 m2 kg s-2 K-1
L LaTeX project: LaTeX – A document preparation system
M M (1931) [film, via]
N Nitrogen – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
O O2 – The UK’s Leading Provider of Mobile Phones, Broadband & SIMs
P Phosphorus – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Q Q – Qwest Communications International Inc. (NYSE)
R The R Project for Statistical Computing
S craigslist classifieds: jobs, housing, personals, for sale …
T > Official Website for Greater Boston’s Public …
U U – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
V V – Visa Inc. (NYSE)
W W. (2008/I) [film, via]
X X.Org Wiki – Home
Y Yahoo! Mail: The best web-based email!
Z Z – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

UPDATE – since posting, we’ve realised this has been been done before elsewhere, but with very different results. We also took whatever was at the top of the page, NOT the ‘I’m Feeling Lucky’ result, nor the first link (necessarily).


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  1. Pingback: The alphabet according to Google | Hazel Woods

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