With no disrespect to President Barack Obama's address to the nation Tuesday, here's another look at the State of the Union ... through the eyes of Google.
Google autocomplete, to be exact. Thanks to the search engine's real-time results and the Twitter account @Amazing_Maps, we can now stereotype all 50 states!
If we're not being clear: When a search phrase like "Why is Illinois so..." is typed into Google, the search engine auto-fills the sentence with its best guess.
That guess, using algorithms based on how often people associate said words with that particular state, is usually pretty accurate. Usually. Take a look:
In the case of Illinois, the result was hilariously "corrupt."
Clearly, the state's political apparatus lives up to its reputation. Ditto the cost of living in New York State, the longtime leader in all things taxation.
Apart from Ohio, which was dubbed "important," Massachusetts ("smart") Oregon ("good") and Colorado ("fit"), it's hard to call many of the results positive.
Nebraska is apparently "boring." Georgia is "backwards." Pennsylvania and Connecticut are "haunted" somehow, while a handful of states are "expensive."
A lot of places are poor. The entire Upper Midwest is COLD.
What's your state stereotype, and do you agree with it? Which ones do you think are the most and least accurate? Share your comments with us below ...