“Google Village: Hybrid AutoComplete Clock” by


  • ©, Byeongwon Ha, Google Village: Hybrid AutoComplete Clock

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    Google Village: Hybrid AutoComplete Clock

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    The algorithmic project, Google Village (2012), was originally an AutoComplete clock to present various topics around the world. It utilized the Google AutoComplete feature to break its inherent limitation. Even though the AutoComplete words can manipulate users’ perspectives and activities on the Internet, they were reversely able to help users broaden their views by visiting another country’s Google website. However, in 2017, Google started showing users the same AutoComplete words based on their location regardless of a variety of countries’ Google sites. A new version of Google Village (2018) explores Google users’ isolation by AutoComplete words in the World Wide Web.


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