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Great moments in Autocomplete, courtesy of Google search and collective consciousness 


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Poor Facebook. If Google's any guide, the social network has a PR problem of web-wide proportions.

Except, of course, there's very little that's poor about Facebook. Today, the site that started in a dorm room and is now pretty much everywhere is expected to file for an IPO that will value the company at between $75 billion and $100 billion.

How far TheFacebook has come -- and how far it still has to go. 

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And:

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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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