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* Before Google Instant, the typical searcher took more than 9 seconds to enter a search term, and we saw many examples of searches that took 30-90 seconds to type.
* Using Google Instant can save 2-5 seconds per search.
* If everyone uses Google Instant globally, we estimate this will save more than 3.5 billion seconds a day. That's 11 hours saved every second.
* 15 new technologies contribute to Google Instant functionality.
I had no idea.
 

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- There is a lag in typing in it right now, which slows things down for me
- The flashing and screen changing at the bottom is a distraction and slows down my typing at the beginning, when it is certain that I need additional characters to get me to my answer

I wonder if the "before/after" times are theoretical or if they have actual tested it?
 

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Pretty cool, but overall not a massive productivity improver. More like a "pretty cool trick" that's better to have than not to have.
 

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SEO people are creaming themselves at this Instant.
 

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So if we all use it we can go back in time?
 

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awesome, i can haz pron search results 2-5 seconds quicker....
 

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It's not working for me
 

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^^ It's only available in select countries for the moment. US, UK, France, and a couple others iirc.

Internet-savvy people aren't going to get much out of this but I can see the everyman benefitting, especially if he's of a certain age.
 

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hasn't worked on my computer all day.
 

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have to be logged into your google account i think.

this is google's death nail.

search results will be even more unreliable. search for "dr." (doctor) and the entire page comes up as Dr. Oz, including news.
 

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I think you mean death knell.

And I'd love to know compared to whose search Google is unreliable. Yahoo? Bing? lol
 

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we'll see what happens. We'll have SEO people targetting partial words now!
 

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Hm yes, I think you should bet a large sum of money against google's future success on the stock market.
 

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its a search engine/social media/web 2.0 bubble.
there will be a lot of money made in short term, then all gone! next facebook will get into the search game...then their IPO...then everyone will be rich....then everyone's poor again.
 

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