Welcome to WebmasterWorld Guest from 23.20.82.60

Forum Moderators: open

Message Too Old, No Replies

Google Google everywhere

UK TV goes Google crazy

     
12:25 pm on Oct 20, 2003 (gmt 0)

Senior Member

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member

joined:Feb 20, 2002
posts:889
votes: 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.

1:21 pm on Oct 20, 2003 (gmt 0)

Moderator from GB 

WebmasterWorld Administrator ianturner is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member

joined:July 19, 2001
posts:3507
votes: 27


Do you write for Private Eye?
1:56 pm on Oct 20, 2003 (gmt 0)

Senior Member

WebmasterWorld Senior Member ciml is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member

joined:June 22, 2001
posts:3805
votes: 2


> 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.

2:22 pm on Oct 20, 2003 (gmt 0)

New User

10+ Year Member

joined:Mar 4, 2003
posts:20
votes: 0


Who is Josh Lyman?

Time to break out Google.

2:27 pm on Oct 20, 2003 (gmt 0)

Senior Member

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member

joined:Feb 20, 2002
posts:889
votes: 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?

4:21 pm on Oct 20, 2003 (gmt 0)

Senior Member

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member

joined:May 23, 2003
posts:801
votes: 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

6:09 pm on Oct 20, 2003 (gmt 0)

Senior Member

WebmasterWorld Senior Member googleguy is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member

joined:Oct 8, 2001
posts:2882
votes: 0


Googleberry muffins? As Pratchett would say: "Ach, Crivens."
6:25 pm on Oct 20, 2003 (gmt 0)

Senior Member

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member

joined:Feb 21, 2003
posts:2355
votes: 0


Uh-oh, Make Way For Noddy lawsuit phase 1!
9:40 pm on Oct 20, 2003 (gmt 0)

Preferred Member

10+ Year Member

joined:Nov 2, 2002
posts:385
votes: 0


hhmmmm

I have shares in Noddy,

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

10:46 pm on Oct 20, 2003 (gmt 0)

Senior Member

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member

joined:May 23, 2003
posts:801
votes: 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

11:39 pm on Oct 20, 2003 (gmt 0)

Preferred Member

10+ Year Member

joined:Mar 4, 2003
posts:438
votes: 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 ;)

7:39 am on Oct 21, 2003 (gmt 0)

Senior Member

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member

joined:Feb 20, 2002
posts:889
votes: 0


...and they wonder why theatre is struggling to get audiences.
12:38 pm on Oct 24, 2003 (gmt 0)

Junior Member

10+ Year Member

joined:Dec 19, 2002
posts:92
votes: 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!

1:41 pm on Oct 24, 2003 (gmt 0)

Senior Member

WebmasterWorld Senior Member ciml is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member

joined:June 22, 2001
posts:3805
votes: 2


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.
2:00 pm on Oct 24, 2003 (gmt 0)

Full Member

10+ Year Member

joined:Mar 19, 2003
posts:248
votes: 0


Google? isn't that some academic research project at Stanford? Doomed to fail if you ask me. Harrummmph.
10:22 am on Oct 25, 2003 (gmt 0)

Preferred Member

10+ Year Member

joined:Aug 31, 2002
posts:353
votes: 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!

2:08 am on Oct 29, 2003 (gmt 0)

New User

10+ Year Member

joined:Apr 7, 2003
posts:2
votes: 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

4:45 am on Oct 29, 2003 (gmt 0)

Senior Member

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member

joined:Jan 17, 2003
posts:1947
votes: 0


I'm tired of product placement myself. Now they actually mention the products.
9:54 am on Oct 29, 2003 (gmt 0)

Preferred Member

10+ Year Member

joined:Mar 4, 2003
posts:438
votes: 0


Sounds like Dave Gorman's new show

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