All googled out

Google will help: Symptom Search

Ok Googs, it itches

Privacy google
Tell me about your pain…

Search for what ails you

It seems the Goog is rolling out more data fields to capture, to add to the ads. You see this, right? You tell Google you have the sniffles and a rash. In your Gmailbox they place coupons for Nyquil and cortisone cream:

“Over the next few days Google is rolling out a feature called symptom search, which is designed to show better results on the Google app for iOS or Android. A search that includes a description like “child with knee pain” will return a list of related conditions.

Typing in simple symptoms like “headache” will show a general description of your problem, options for self-treatment, and suggestions on whether or not you should go to see a doctor. Many search results will show you a condition card, which Google launched last February, and these may or may not include illustrations. Other search results will appear as cards that you can swipe on or drop-down menus that you can tap to see more information.

Google says that about 1 percent of its searches are symptom-related, so it wanted to do a better job of sending people useful results. The company created this list of symptoms by turning to its web results to find health conditions.”

-The Verge

Perfect. The Google wants to know how you are feeling.

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