The Google Zeitgeist 2011 has a list of the top ten search results by region. Luckily, my home city of Houston was included.

Or maybe not so luckily, actually.

Our search results are as follows:

  1. Houston Rodeo – an annual cowboy event
  2. Memorial Hermann – a hospital
  3. HCAD – the county appraisal district
  4. Houston Workforce Commission – unemployment office
  5. San Jacinto College – local junior college
  6. Klein ISD – school district in a northwest suburb
  7. Greensheet – classified ads
  8. Harris Country Jail – no clarification required
  9. Katy ISD – a school district in a western suburb
  10. HAR – an online site for Houston real estate
Johanna Wright, Google’s Director of Product Management, writes “Searches for school districts, universities and local libraries made the list in ten states . . .  .”

I will let the readers draw their own conclusions from Houston’s list.  May I just say that I grew up in Ohio? 

Maybe I should move to Minneapolis. The county library made it to number 3 on their list.