I am sure, you might have come across Google Auto-Complete feature. While you type the search keywords, this feature predicts what the keywords could be. According to Google, functionality of this feature is
“As you type, Google's algorithm predicts and displays search queries based on other users' search activities. In addition, if you're signed in to your Google Account and have Web History enabled, you may see search queries from relevant searches that you've done in the past. All of the predicted queries that are shown in the drop-down list have been typed previously by Google users”
Today, I received an email that spoke of interesting results that auto-complete feature gave, when the names of current Indian Politicians are typed. So, I thought of doing a little experiment to verify what are people searching about famous Indians. Note, I am not logged using my Google account during this experiment, hence the results are not impacted by my past searches.
(Btw, I think, the researchers working on social behaviour of people on Internet must take a note of this. I wonder if any research papers are written on this).
Some freedom fighters:
Some talented Indians: