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May 13, 2007

In Search of Google

Last week we tried to define Google using the collaboration features of Google Docs. I compiled a list of my favorite definitions, that are much better than the results for define:google:

  • Google is the most used search engine in my school, according to interviews.

  • Google is a web interface to the world.

  • Google represents a Faustian bargain between society and technology.

  • Google is a big platform for distributed computing.

  • Who needs the Internet? We've got Google cache!

  • Google was a search engine. Google is more than the sum of its usable parts. It is an entity that many use to access personalized information and find both new and old ideas alike. It is now an essential part of the Internet.

  • Google is the other half of my brain.

  • Google is the command line, the start of an OS.

  • Google is a gateway to millions of ideas.

  • Google is the crossroad where life is transfered from desktops to the Internet.


  1. Google is the command line, the start of an OS.

    That was the one I submitted. I'm glad somebody liked it!

  2. Actually, that's why I came -

    Google is the command line, the start of an OS.

    is a bit of a stretch IMO. Even if it does come to be a WebOS (which it won't), it certainly won't have anything to do with the command line.

    Now, as far as their in-house FS for their Linux servers, yeah, I'll give you that one.

    back to my cave...

  3. in Google we trust

  4. OMG!, Mine is the first one, and Yes, i did an interview in my school an the results were amazing Google is by far the most used search engine the results are like this

    1st Place: Google with 114 Users
    2nd Place: Yahoo with 7 Users
    3rd Place: Ask! with 2 users

    So, you can see the difference, it's also the most common homepage:

    1st Homepage Google 46 Users
    2nd Homepage Myspace 14 Users
    3rd Homepage Msn 8 Users

  5. I think Mario is funny and his explanation makes his definition less hilarious.

    I think Jake is righteous in his indignation, seriously.

    I think this blog is interesting enough to make it onto my Google homepage (well, sorta).

    Here's an RSS feed I've created that includes the Official Google Blog, Google Mac Blog, and this blog, among others (somewhat ironically, the feed was created using Yahoo Pipes.) Maybe you'll enjoy it!

  6. Here's the Google definition from press releases:

    "Google's innovative search technologies connect millions of people around the world with information every day. Founded in 1998 by Stanford Ph.D. students Larry Page and Sergey Brin, Google today is a top web property in all major global markets. Google's targeted advertising program provides businesses of all sizes with measurable results, while enhancing the overall web experience for users. Google is headquartered in Silicon Valley with offices throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia."

  7. Google is the Center of the Internet

  8. Google is the center of MY Universe :)

  9. were is google brain


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