Fav. Superheroes by State -Alaska is Wolverine

Fav. Superheroes by State -Alaska is Wolverine

Joined: December 17th, 2014, 7:03 pm

March 8th, 2017, 5:33 pm #1



I thought this was cool. My state got Deadpool.
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Joined: February 24th, 2015, 6:14 am

March 8th, 2017, 6:07 pm #2

Florida chose Spidey. I find this funny since
A: there's not enough tall buildings to effectively wall swing here.
B: Ant-Man (Scott Lang) is a hero from Florida.
C: Man-Thing is the super that defends Florida (he can't really be considered a super hero as he's pretty much a mindless monster).
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Joined: October 8th, 2014, 2:05 pm

March 8th, 2017, 7:21 pm #3

There's not enough tall buildings in most of New York for Spiderman to swing from once you get out of NYC. Yet he still carried the state.

I'm not surprised Spidey's popular in Florida. There's a lot of New Yorkers there.
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Joined: January 1st, 1970, 12:00 am

March 8th, 2017, 9:01 pm #4

How do they know that the Alaskans were looking up the superhero Wolverine, and not the animal wolverine? (Which is native to Alaska and popular in native mythology.)

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Joined: October 8th, 2014, 2:05 pm

March 8th, 2017, 9:27 pm #5

Google knows everything. Including which links people click when they've searched for something.

When you click a link on a Google search results page, it's not actually the address that's being displayed. For example, I just did a search for "wolverine" and here's the address that's displayed for the second result. (The first is a paid ad.)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wolverine_(character)

Not an unexpected answer. My browser even shows that address if I hover over the link. But if I right-click the link and select "copy link location," then paste it here I get this:

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q ... FWolverine_(character)&usg=AFQjCNHBnT37ndOaDEjPGsmbxQ2dQCGK9w&sig2=Wo0qiOsyoSo2IY4wG-mjqg

When you click that link it tells Google that you went there in response to your search. I imagine the main reason is to help them rate followed links so they place higher in the search results later. But with a little back-office wizardry Google can probably also tell if more people were interested in a spandex-clad hero or a fur-clad buzzsaw.
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Joined: October 6th, 2014, 7:12 pm

March 8th, 2017, 9:59 pm #6



I thought this was cool. My state got Deadpool.
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March 8th, 2017, 10:32 pm #7

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Joined: January 1st, 1970, 12:00 am

March 9th, 2017, 12:26 am #8

Google knows everything. Including which links people click when they've searched for something.

When you click a link on a Google search results page, it's not actually the address that's being displayed. For example, I just did a search for "wolverine" and here's the address that's displayed for the second result. (The first is a paid ad.)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wolverine_(character)

Not an unexpected answer. My browser even shows that address if I hover over the link. But if I right-click the link and select "copy link location," then paste it here I get this:

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q ... FWolverine_(character)&usg=AFQjCNHBnT37ndOaDEjPGsmbxQ2dQCGK9w&sig2=Wo0qiOsyoSo2IY4wG-mjqg

When you click that link it tells Google that you went there in response to your search. I imagine the main reason is to help them rate followed links so they place higher in the search results later. But with a little back-office wizardry Google can probably also tell if more people were interested in a spandex-clad hero or a fur-clad buzzsaw.
I know the process, yes. But as we all know from an accidental trip through TV Tropes and similar sites, just because you clicked on something doesn't mean that's what you were originally looking for.

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Joined: September 12th, 2014, 4:00 am

March 9th, 2017, 4:11 am #9

They also measure how long you stayed on that link. Only a few seconds, then back to Google for another link? That one was probably not what you wanted.

Stayed a while, then came back for another link? Close, but not exactly what you wanted.

Never came back? Bingo!

Google does a lot of other tracking as well, through Google ads, "partner" sites, your past searches, etc. They aggregate all of this information to get a better idea of what you are looking for.
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Joined: February 24th, 2015, 6:14 am

March 9th, 2017, 5:36 am #10

Google knows everything. Including which links people click when they've searched for something.

When you click a link on a Google search results page, it's not actually the address that's being displayed. For example, I just did a search for "wolverine" and here's the address that's displayed for the second result. (The first is a paid ad.)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wolverine_(character)

Not an unexpected answer. My browser even shows that address if I hover over the link. But if I right-click the link and select "copy link location," then paste it here I get this:

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q ... FWolverine_(character)&usg=AFQjCNHBnT37ndOaDEjPGsmbxQ2dQCGK9w&sig2=Wo0qiOsyoSo2IY4wG-mjqg

When you click that link it tells Google that you went there in response to your search. I imagine the main reason is to help them rate followed links so they place higher in the search results later. But with a little back-office wizardry Google can probably also tell if more people were interested in a spandex-clad hero or a fur-clad buzzsaw.
http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/talk ... /98878158/
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