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March 31, 2007

Google as a Symbol of Excellence

When you want to say that a company is a leader in a field or has the best products, you say it's the Google of that field. If you search for "* is the Google of *", you'll find a lot of services and companies compared to Google.

* Krugle is the Google of programming code
* Baidu is the Google of China
* YouTube is the Google of Video
* Michael Arrington is the Google of Web 2.0 (?!)
* Gamespot is the Google of Videogames
* Nero is the Google of burning software
* Winamp is the Google of MP3 players
* Technorati is the Google of blog searching
* Flickr is the Google of photo sharing
* Bloglines is the Google of RSS readers
* Amazon is the Google of online book retailers
* ImageShack is the Google of free image hosting
* TailRank is the Google of memetrackers
* Skype is already the Google of VoIP
* Pandora is the Google of music
* Honda is the Google of automakers
* imdb is the Google of movies
* MySpace is the Google of social networks
* iTunes is the Google of the podcasting world
* Lonely Planet is the Google of guidebooks

{ Idea from a post written by Chris DiBona. }

8 comments:

  1. I think thats a bit of a stretch, I certainly wouldn't say that.

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  2. MySpace is -not- the Google of social networks.

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  3. google reader > bloglines

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  4. Hey guys, try this one:
    * is the Yahoo of * here

    This has too many results than * is the Google of *

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  5. You're not the first to play this game :)
    http://www.networkworld.com/community/?q=node/11930

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  6. the funny thing is that flickr should be the "Yahoo!? of photo sharing" :p

    it's like saying that "microsoft is the Apple of the pc's" hahahahhaa

    nice post

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  7. Fun with analogies...

    Web 2.0: X is the Google of Y

    Web 1.0: X is the AOL of Y

    Ergo, Google is the AOL of Web 2.0.

    Will Google and all the Google wannabes follow the same track as AOL?

    Disucss.

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  8. Google is the SGI of the 90's

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