[NetBehaviour] The google search frequency tone*

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Sun Feb 28 12:03:23 CET 2010


* Based on an estimated 2 billion searches daily worldwide the google
search frequency tone is around 23,000 Hz. That is, 23,000 searches
are done each second on google, and if each search is rendered as an
audible, small click these searches create a tone with 23,000 clicks
per second as frequency. The human ear can hear frequencies between
20-20,000 Hz. What you hear are distortions arising from the frequency
tone from processing and rendering in hardware and software. In
reality you wouldn't hear anything. Dogs, cats, cows, horses, sheep,
rabbits, rats, mice, hedgehogs, bats, beluga whales, and other animals
could hear it though.

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