I want to see what Google sees
November 18, 2008 3:56 PM   Subscribe

How can I make my Vista desktop display what people are searching for on Google?

I was watching this video about Google's NYC headquarters, and they had a cool floor display that projects what people are searching for on Google in a cool, Matrixy kind of way.

So I was thinking that it would be cool if there was some sort of widget for Vista that could display live Google searches the same way, preferably covering my entire desktop background. I just want to see the randomness of the Internet cascading across my screen.

Is there anything like that out there?
posted by BobbyVan to Computers & Internet (5 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I don't know of anything for google, but for the randomness of the internet try digg labs.
posted by DJWeezy at 5:07 PM on November 18, 2008

I don't believe Google publicizes their searches, but Metacrawler does.

(Going from there to the desktop, I don't know.)
posted by mendel at 5:45 PM on November 18, 2008

Unfortunately, what you're looking for is probably a Google internal only thing. I would doubt that they would release their raw search data to the world live.
posted by defcom1 at 5:47 PM on November 18, 2008

Not anything to do with Google, but this Sprint piece of advertising in somewhat in the same vein, and could make an interesting background.

And by interesting, I mean you'd never get anything done.
posted by niles at 9:33 PM on November 19, 2008

Blogger Play is in this vein; it "will show you a never-ending stream of images that were just uploaded to public Blogger blogs."
posted by alb at 11:33 AM on November 21, 2008

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