Google Psyche: Autocomplete for 'Friday Is the ...'

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The last day of the workweek -- forever tainted (or glorified, if you prefer) by the viral-est viral song ever -- is apparently a mess of mass contradiction. But whether Friday, for you, is more about apex or apocalypse ... either way it's fun, fun, fun, fun.


Google Psyche is an exploration of the stories that the world's Internet searches tell. The company's autocomplete algorithm predicts the word a random web searcher is most likely to type next, providing a statistical probe for our collective consciousness.

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Megan Garber is a staff writer at The Atlantic. She was formerly an assistant editor at the Nieman Journalism Lab, where she wrote about innovations in the media.

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