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Google's 'I'm Feeling Lucky' Now Includes Other Emotions

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How are you feeling today?

If you're a fan of Google's 'I'm Feeling Lucky' button, things are about to get a whole lot more interesting for you. The search giant today announced some changes to this particular feature, including adding some new emotions to the mix. Now you can not only feel lucky, but also hungry, and wonderful.

 

Google announced the change today in a posting on its own social network, Google+, detailing how the updated 'I'm Feeling Lucky' button will mean more accurate results for users.

"We recently added some other emotions to our I'm Feeling Lucky button, like artistic, wonderful, and of course, hungry," the company said. "When you hover over the I'm Feeling Lucky button, it spins to an emotion and clicking on it connects you to a page that reflects that emotion. For instance, I'm Feeling Hungry leads you to a Google results page for restaurants in your area. Bon appetit!"

Of course, thanks to Google Instant, which automatically displays search results as you type, the 'I'm Feeling Lucky' button has become a little less useful. If you're looking to try out this feature, simply hit up the Google homepage and hover over the 'I'm Feeling Lucky' button (note: don't type anything in the search field). It should start scrolling through emotions. As soon as you see one you like, give 'er a click and see where it takes you.

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    A Bad Day , August 25, 2012 2:02 PM
    Google's engineers must have spare time to kill.

    That's unheard of in many tech companies sadly.

    "You don't get paid to think or imagine! You are getting paid to program!"
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    A Bad Day , August 25, 2012 2:02 PM
    Google's engineers must have spare time to kill.

    That's unheard of in many tech companies sadly.

    "You don't get paid to think or imagine! You are getting paid to program!"
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    randomizer , August 25, 2012 2:11 PM
    I don't think I've ever used that button, so I can't see why I'd start using it now.
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    Pherule , August 25, 2012 3:53 PM
    I'm feeling lucky is useful, I have Google instant search disabled (it's very annoying)
    I'm feeling hungry would not be useful at all. If I'm hungry I leave the computer and go to the kitchen.
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    Meatymutawings , August 25, 2012 4:02 PM
    sourgrapes01They have lots of time now that they are no longer allowed to copy Apple without risk of losing billions. Maybe they will actually create innovative products for a change.

    lol google copying apple?
    could you please enlighten me on how this search engine company that made software like chrome and OS like android copied apple in any way?
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    misterawsome , August 25, 2012 5:03 PM
    sourgrapes01They have lots of time now that they are no longer allowed to copy Apple without risk of losing billions. Maybe they will actually create innovative products for a change.

    hmmm the search engine isn't innovative.
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    jaquith , August 25, 2012 5:06 PM
    I'm Feeling Sick!
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    theabsinthehare , August 25, 2012 7:22 PM
    Actually, Google employees are REQUIRED to spend at least one hour a day working on something that is their own idea. It may be something entirely unrelated to Google, or sometimes it could be something like this, a small, fun addon to something Google already has.
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    theabsinthehare , August 25, 2012 7:29 PM
    theabsinthehareActually, Google employees are REQUIRED to spend at least one hour a day working on something that is their own idea. It may be something entirely unrelated to Google, or sometimes it could be something like this, a small, fun addon to something Google already has.


    Just kidding. It's even higher than that. 20% of their time.
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    A Bad Day , August 25, 2012 10:22 PM
    theabsinthehareJust kidding. It's even higher than that. 20% of their time.


    20%? Did you include the "unofficial" breaks?
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    theabsinthehare , August 25, 2012 10:33 PM
    A Bad Day20%? Did you include the "unofficial" breaks?

    Mmmmm... no?

    http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2006/05/googles-20-percent-time-in-action.html
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    Anonymous , August 25, 2012 11:28 PM
    what about im feling horny?
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    mouse24 , August 26, 2012 2:14 AM
    People actually use that button? I always thought of it as a security risk (since I don't know what website im visiting.)
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    eddieroolz , August 26, 2012 2:44 AM
    It's been 10 years for me and I still don't know what the heck that button does.
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    descendency , August 26, 2012 10:19 AM
    theheffwhat about im feling horny?

    You get that one in incognito mode in chrome.
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    A Bad Day , August 26, 2012 11:15 AM
    descendencyYou get that one in incognito mode in chrome.


    But Google and your ISP is watching everything you do. Everything...
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    verbalizer , August 26, 2012 12:20 PM
    does Google use Google when it Googles.? :lol: 
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    mrmaia , August 26, 2012 3:46 PM
    Meh. Just one more way for Google to shove their sponsored crap down users' throats.
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    egmccann , August 26, 2012 11:41 PM
    What next...
    I'm feeling sleepy
    I'm feeling seasick
    I'm feeling pretty, oh so pretty

    ...
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