sw733 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6396 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (5 years 12 hours ago) and read 2520 times:
Yes, Google pulls many April Fools jokes. They have even altered their Google Maps Australia page to give directions in "Aussie Speak"...as in "chuck a left at 5th street" or "turn a smidge left on Muulurra Drive". My favorite are the toll roads..."ya may have have to cough up some cash along here"
Anyways, the image is very real. I like the story behind it, the "blog" entry when you click on the TOPEKA headline name, what with the correct way to use the name - "Before the blind date I did a Topeka search on him" being good, and "Before the blind date I topeka'ed him on Alta Vista" being bad.
I currently live and work just east of Topeka, and we have gotten a kick over March of the city being renamed Google to attract the new high speed Internet network. This could be the best marketing Topeka has ever gotten...that being said, the city is just an awful, awful, awful, awful, awful place.
It isn't. Google, er, I mean, Topeka execs found a change necessary since Google is now a verb in addition to being a noun. Google is just too common a name to be worthy of such a company so that's why they changed the name to Topeka.
They are also moving their corporate headquarters, server farm, and what not to Google, Kansas. The jet will be traded in for magical beans.
Mir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 22101 posts, RR: 55
Reply 8, posted (5 years 10 hours ago) and read 2394 times:
Quoting sw733 (Reply 3): They have even altered their Google Maps Australia page to give directions in "Aussie Speak"...as in "chuck a left at 5th street" or "turn a smidge left on Muulurra Drive". My favorite are the toll roads..."ya may have have to cough up some cash along here"
Why won't they do that for the US?
7 billion, one nation, imagination...it's a beautiful day
WestWing From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 2135 posts, RR: 7
Reply 11, posted (5 years 1 hour ago) and read 2007 times:
The time it takes for a search is today being reported converted to various other exotic time units. Look in the upper right corner after a search it where it usually says "Results 1 - 10 of about nnnn for yyyy (0.xyz seconds)".
[Edited 2010-04-01 19:37:20]
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