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How Do I…

While uploading the screen shots for yesterday’s blog posting to Flickr, I noticed that I had also taken this screen shot:

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I guess you do the second Google search after you realize that following the advice from the first Google search was a bad idea?

I have a vague recollection that I was reading a blog posting where someone was talking about the funny things that come up when you do a Google search and I decided to test out one of them and that was what I got. Which I thought was hilarious. 1. And now I share it with you.  You’re welcome.

  1. Hilarious enough to take a screen shot, though not hilarious enough to post immediately, apparently []

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Why indeed?

So, while taking a short break from marking papers this evening, I was catching up on some blog reading and saw this posting on The Bloggess.  And I thought I’d give it a try myself, to see what the people are Goolging these days.  And this is what I saw:

Why indeed?

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Happy Friday the 13th!

A few people brought this to my attention the other day:

SESAME STREET*Google by COG LOG LAB..

Apparently, in honour of the 40th anniversary of Sesame Street, Google made a bunch of Sesame Street Google logos.  And since today is a numerically significant day – i.e.,  Friday the 13th (*thirteen!* *thirteen days in November!* ah ah ah ah ah!) and Google recently posted that pic of the Count, I thought it was a good time to resurrect the paper I wrote while working for the Centre of Excellence for Sesame Street Investigations, along with my colleagues from the The Newspaper Route: Your First Step to Success Inc. and The Canadian Division for the Advancement of the Vampiric Monarchy. You know, for anyone who wasn’t reading my blog two years ago.

Click here to read the paper (.pdf).

Image Credit: Posted by COG LOG LAB on Flickr.

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Googling Google

Am I the only on who finds it odd that “Google” was one of the top ten words searched for in Google in Canada in 2008.

Who the hell is Googling “Google”?  I mean, if you are ALREADY ON THE GOOGLE WEBSITE, why do you have to search for it?  I mean, sure, it’s hard to remember that Google can be found at www.google.ca (or .com… as if you mistakenly type “google.com” and you are in Canada, it will automatically switch it to .ca for you).  Such a difficult URL to remember.  But you are ALREADY ON THE GOOGLE WEBSITE!!  And it’s not just like a few randoms were doing this.  It was in the top ten searches conducted this year.

This is what I imagine an individual’s thought process is when this happens:  “Man, I sure would like to search for information about Sarah Palin.  I wonder how I can find such information?  Hmm, I hear that Google is an excellent search engine and can surely direct me to photos of Sarah Palin in a star-spangled bikini, but the Google URL is so hard to remember! I know, I’ll Google it!”

Also funny: another one of the words in top ten list of words searched in Google in 2008 – Yahoo.