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google on the local news

 8:36 am on Nov 7, 2002 (gmt 0)

I was watching the local news tonight and they were talking about a fellow that was brought up on charges for making sexist remarks (we won't go on about that, against TOS [webmasterworld.com] and Charter [webmasterworld.com]) and the news anchor said you could go to google and search for sexist jokes and come up with a whole list of sites.

That was a very strange remark and only made me shake my head. It really might be becoming a household word.

Though the news was on in the background and I wasn't really watching. I was at my neighbours setting up their adsl and various other things. She brought it to my attention, possibly, because i had just answered the "what is a search engine" question. Also "what is a browser", "where do you get music", "why are those lights flashing" among others.

Interesting evening all around.



 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

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