Tuesday, January 28, 2014

More Fun With Maps - State Stereotypes

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Apart from Ohio, which was dubbed "important" presumably because of its influence as a swing state in presidential elections, and Oregon ("good") or Colorado ("fit"), it's hard to call any of theses results a compliment. Nebraska is apparently "boring." Georgia is "backwards." Pennsylvania is "haunted." Rents in California, New York, Hawaii, New Hampshire and Alaska (!?!) have people thinking those states are too "expensive." A good few (South Carolina, Mississippi, Arkansas, Kentucky and West Virginia) were autocompleted as "poor."


  1. Well, when you're starting out the day at 27 below, at least for Minnesota, the stereotype rings very true. The rest are, well, interesting.

  2. This is one of the reasons that I use the Ixquick Start Page for searches most of the time--no autocomplete, and no invasions of my privacy.