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On John Kerry's Google Juice

BY Nick Judd | Monday, December 17 2012

On Friday morning, the Obama administration floated the idea that John Kerry would become the next Secretary of State. The tragic shootings in Newtown, Conn., pushed that news down from the headlines — but not before the announcement began to change the profile of Kerry ensconced in Google's curious reflection of our public consciousness.

He went from "John Kerry swift boat" to "John Kerry Secretary of State" in just a matter of days.

Here's Google Autocomplete's view of Kerry on Friday morning:

And the following Monday:

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First POST: Hot Spots

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wednesday >

First POST: Reminders

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tuesday >

First POST: Patient Zero

Monica Lewinsky emerges with a mission to fight cyber-bullying; Marc Andreessen explains his political philosophy; tech donors to MayDay PAC get pushback from Congressional incumbents; and much, much more. GO

monday >

First POST: Front Pagers

How Facebook's trending topics feed is wrecking political news; debating the FBI's need for an encrypted phone "backdoor"; democratizing crisis data; and much, much more. GO

friday >

First POST: Tracking

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