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Old 10-18-2013, 02:43 PM   #1
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let's stop using the word "googling" if offended by Google's behavior


It's convenient to say "googling" instead of "internet searching" or some other such term, but due to Google's apparent lack of regard for users' privacy rights, I propose we stop honoring Google by using its name to describe internet word searching.
 
Old 10-18-2013, 03:58 PM   #2
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Cool Gripe much?

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It's convenient to say "googling" instead of "internet searching" or some other such term, but due to Google's apparent lack of regard for users' privacy rights, I propose we stop honoring Google by using its name to describe internet word searching.
Sheesh man...
 
Old 10-18-2013, 04:01 PM   #3
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What, like Microsoft does?

https://twitter.com/ID_AA_Carmack/st...85106424733696
 
Old 10-18-2013, 04:09 PM   #4
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It's convenient to say "googling" instead of "internet searching" or some other such term, but due to Google's apparent lack of regard for users' privacy rights, I propose we stop honoring Google by using its name to describe internet word searching.
I agree.

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Sheesh man...
What makes you say this? newbies has a valid point. Google through its monopolisation of searching has socially engineered the Internet and how people talk about it.
 
Old 10-18-2013, 04:18 PM   #5
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Agree in many ways especially about m$ and don't forget ma˘ but I just discovered: http://lmgtfy.com/?q=Google%27s+taking+over

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Old 10-18-2013, 05:15 PM   #6
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Google: verb:
Definition: use a search engine.
 
Old 10-18-2013, 05:17 PM   #7
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* droning voice

GOOGLE IS YOUR FRIEND. GOOGLE IS YOUR FRIEND. GOOGLE IS YOUR FRIEND...

(Seriously, though: yes this is a valid issue. Brands such as google crowding out everything else in the average person's consciousness is what No Logo was about).

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Old 10-18-2013, 05:31 PM   #8
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It would be interesting to know what changes/improvements microsoft has made to powerset since they bought it in June, 2008, other than changing its name to bing.
 
Old 10-18-2013, 06:03 PM   #9
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Hi,

I am a 'ducker'! Always ducking around for information.

Keep my ducks in a row in multiple tabs.
 
Old 10-18-2013, 06:45 PM   #10
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I think the term "search" covers what people usually mean when saying "g00gle".
 
Old 10-18-2013, 11:16 PM   #11
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It would be interesting to know what changes/improvements microsoft has made to powerset since they bought it in June, 2008, other than changing its name to bing.
Thanks for the explanation that Bing is a Microsoft search engine, which the tweet did not make clear. I use https://ixquick.com/ for my searches, but had occasionally used Bing.

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Old 10-18-2013, 11:29 PM   #12
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I'm afraid no one is going to stop saying googling or google it. These terms are embedded in the minds of mortals everywhere. We hear it at work, home, school, in entertainment and etc...

It could be worse, they could say binging.
 
Old 10-18-2013, 11:37 PM   #13
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I'm afraid no one is going to stop saying googling or google it. These terms are embedded in the minds of mortals everywhere. We hear it at work, home, school, in entertainment and etc...

It could be worse, they could say binging.
It can start with us.
 
Old 10-19-2013, 08:56 AM   #14
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I have alwayus hated using 'google' as a verb, and its a free advertisement for that company, which is why I always use 'internet search engine' or similar.
 
Old 10-20-2013, 09:56 AM   #15
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I've used "googling". Some people used to (still do?) refer to using a vacuum cleaner as "Hoovering", even though they used a different make. Not a subject to get worked up about.
 
  


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