| 4:34 pm on Nov 22, 2002 (gmt 0)|
About 3 times per month on our local #1 morning radio talk show I hear "will you please Google that and find out for me?"
| 4:37 pm on Nov 22, 2002 (gmt 0)|
you know it's hit home when the wife says "just do a google search"
| 5:09 pm on Nov 22, 2002 (gmt 0)|
even some of the members here, refer to Google, as the be-all and end-all of the internet.
| 5:16 pm on Nov 22, 2002 (gmt 0)|
Yep. They've become the "Kleenex" of search. The use of their brand as being synonymous with search has gone mainstream here in the US.
| 6:06 pm on Nov 22, 2002 (gmt 0)|
The other night my husband was helping our son research a school project on the Internet. He said they couldn't find any more web sites on the topic. I asked if he tried some of the other search engines - and neither he nor my son could think of any besides Google. It's all they use these days.
Last year I volunteered to help teach computer classes at my kids' school in the computer center. I noticed that the *only* search engine covered in the Internet research part of the classes was Google.
| 7:24 pm on Nov 22, 2002 (gmt 0)|
Last week I was at a party and I was talking with someone who has been on the web running an online business since the mid-nineties. And he's been on the Internet from way back before the web came along.
He said he never uses Google - he doesn't worry about search engine marketing, obviously! He stuck with Alta Vista for all those years and considers Google a "college experiment".
Obviously a rare bird!
| 11:02 am on Nov 23, 2002 (gmt 0)|
I have to admit it's a blast wearing a Google T-shirt out on errands. People ask if you really work there and seem to smile at me more. :)
| 11:41 am on Nov 23, 2002 (gmt 0)|
My wife asked me what a Google is and I showed her.
She was impressed