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October 26, 2010

Google Suggest Venn Diagrams

Google Suggest Venn Diagram Generator is a visualization tool for popular Google searches. Enter an incomplete query, replace one of the keywords with "X", add three options for "X" and the tool will find the overlapping suggestions.

For example, if you enter "How can I get my X to", where "X" is: "wife", "cat", "dog", you'll find overlapping suggestions like: "How can I get my {wife, cat, dog} to lose weight", "How can I get my {cat, dog} to gain weight".

Hacker News readers came up with a lot of funny examples:

* Why is {America, Canada, Europe} so ...
* My {friend, wife, husband} is addicted to ...
* Why are {Chinese, Korean, Japanese} so ...
* Why is {C, PHP, Java} so ...

You should keep in mind that Google's suggestions are determined algorithmically based on the popularity of the search terms, so you'll find many stereotypes.


  1. "How can I get my wife to cheat?"



  3. Hmmm, I never care about the search suggestions. I don't understand why people might need these, since when searching, you know what it is you're searching for.

  4. This is my google suggest venn diagram creator which was released an hour earlier but didn't happen to have such proliferation.

  5. Apple, Microsoft, Google

  6. Ha, love the ones that HN readers came up with. It's too bad that this concept never went further. Most of the Venn diagram examples I've seen on Reddit and elsewhere are from this tool which I've used occasionally. Not too shabby.

  7. I'm using Creately online to design Venn diagrams. There are 1000s of templates and venn diagram examples to be used freely.


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