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UK TV goes Google crazy
Iguana

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Msg#: 17942 posted 12:25 pm on Oct 20, 2003 (gmt 0)

Saturday 8pm Program looking for Robin Hood starts with an on-screen Google search for the original story of Robin Hood

Saturday 10pm Program on the 100 best books - 1 panelist talks about typing 'I hate Alice In Wonderland' into Google

Sunday 7:30am Noddy has his Googleberry muffins stolen by the Goblins.

 

IanTurner

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Msg#: 17942 posted 1:21 pm on Oct 20, 2003 (gmt 0)

Do you write for Private Eye?

ciml

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Msg#: 17942 posted 1:56 pm on Oct 20, 2003 (gmt 0)

> 1:25 pm on Oct. 20, 2003 (BST +1)
> UK TV goes Google crazy

I think this shows how far behind the times the UK is.

On the other hand, the number of instances of Google usage on UK TV may be disproportionately small compared with the number weddings, divorces and visits to public houses (bars); but do people want to sit in front of their TV watching people searching for things?

As far as I'm concerned, Google became mainstream the moment Josh Lyman uttered "Do a Google Seearch on it" early last year.

farnwomt

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Msg#: 17942 posted 2:22 pm on Oct 20, 2003 (gmt 0)

Who is Josh Lyman?

Time to break out Google.

Iguana

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Msg#: 17942 posted 2:27 pm on Oct 20, 2003 (gmt 0)

(Bagged 2 moderators with one shot - cool)

I think the funny thing is the smug looks people give when they mention Google (or 'my google' as the books program person says).

I am well and truly sick of people bringing up Google. I am desperate to turn around and say 'well, for people in the know the really good search engine is...'

But what?

DerekH

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Msg#: 17942 posted 4:21 pm on Oct 20, 2003 (gmt 0)

ciml wrote
>>I think this shows how far behind the times the UK is. <<

Grrr!
I would have responded sooner to that below-the-belt remark, but my Commodore Pet was just a little bit slow booting up with the cassette drive....

DerekH

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Msg#: 17942 posted 6:09 pm on Oct 20, 2003 (gmt 0)

Googleberry muffins? As Pratchett would say: "Ach, Crivens."

bcolflesh

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Msg#: 17942 posted 6:25 pm on Oct 20, 2003 (gmt 0)

Uh-oh, Make Way For Noddy lawsuit phase 1!

lasko

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Msg#: 17942 posted 9:40 pm on Oct 20, 2003 (gmt 0)

hhmmmm

I have shares in Noddy,

How much will google pay to keep me from telling Big Ears :)

DerekH

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Msg#: 17942 posted 10:46 pm on Oct 20, 2003 (gmt 0)

lasko wrote
>>I have shares in Noddy,

How much will google pay to keep me from telling Big Ears :)
<<

Surely this can't be the cue for the joke
"Why do elephants have big ears?"
"Because Noddy won't pay the ransom...."

Surely it can't!
DerekH

storevalley

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Msg#: 17942 posted 11:39 pm on Oct 20, 2003 (gmt 0)

Google Google everywhere

You are not kidding. I live in the most easterly town in the UK. Just recently I noticed a show at the local theatre dedicated to ... Googlewhacking

Now there's a party the collective community at WebmasterWorld could really spoil ;)

Iguana

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Msg#: 17942 posted 7:39 am on Oct 21, 2003 (gmt 0)

...and they wonder why theatre is struggling to get audiences.

getvisibleuk

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Msg#: 17942 posted 12:38 pm on Oct 24, 2003 (gmt 0)

"I think this shows how far behind the times the UK is. "

how absolutely pathetic!

[edited]

er Google appears to be doing something major, they are mentioned on TV (Again). A post was made about this. A yank thinks the UK is therefore "behind the times".

Next you're going to say that you guys build the best websites, create the best TV, have the best looking women, the best tasting beer and the most-uncurrupt politicians and businesses!

If only that was true then I'd dream of being an american!

ciml

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Msg#: 17942 posted 1:41 pm on Oct 24, 2003 (gmt 0)

Sorry to cause offense getvisibleuk. I've always lived in the UK and feel that TV here does not relect the penetration of online usage/brands. Google was in common daily usage in the UK long before last week IMO.

James_Dale

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Msg#: 17942 posted 2:00 pm on Oct 24, 2003 (gmt 0)

Google? isn't that some academic research project at Stanford? Doomed to fail if you ask me. Harrummmph.

Jakpot

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Msg#: 17942 posted 10:22 am on Oct 25, 2003 (gmt 0)

Handbag maker Vuitton sues Google
Trademark infringement alleged
Friday, October 24, 2003 Posted: 5:37 PM EDT (2137 GMT)

PARIS, France (AP) -- Louis Vuitton SA is suing Google and its French subsidiary for trademark infringement in the wake of a landmark ruling that could force the popular Internet search engine to change the way it sells advertising.

The 20-page October 13 ruling by the court in the Paris suburb of Nanterre called into question the legality of the search system at the heart of Google's business model.

In Paris also!

gattrill

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Msg#: 17942 posted 2:08 am on Oct 29, 2003 (gmt 0)

Just recently I noticed a show at the local theatre dedicated to ... Googlewhacking

Sounds like Dave Gorman's new show - he's been doing it in Oz for a while, took it to the Edinburgh Fringe and must be doing a tour now - in fact looking at his website he's playing at about fifty theatres, and there's a book in the pipeline!

It looks like a travel story based on his Googlewhacking exploits.

Gareth

HughMungus

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Msg#: 17942 posted 4:45 am on Oct 29, 2003 (gmt 0)

I'm tired of product placement myself. Now they actually mention the products.

storevalley

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Msg#: 17942 posted 9:54 am on Oct 29, 2003 (gmt 0)

Sounds like Dave Gorman's new show

Yep ... that's exactly what it was, Gareth

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