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Old 10-04-2019, 04:49 AM   #16
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"Search online" - obviously....
 
Old 10-04-2019, 07:42 AM   #17
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"Web search" "Quick Search (tm)", use $SEARCH_ENGINE, ddg, duckduckgo (I kinda like how awkward that sounds), startpage, "Just Search", and "Search The Fantastic Web".
What else?
Victims of mainstream branding need not comment.
 
Old 10-08-2019, 01:22 PM   #18
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The problem with Google is that the word is so easy to pronounce and remember that it has literally become a synonym to the word "search".
That's a problem for the morons. Searching web sites is searching websites -- if somnebody is too stupid to understand they're probabbly not worth the trouble explaining.
 
Old 10-11-2019, 11:47 AM   #19
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"Asking the duck"
 
Old 10-11-2019, 12:51 PM   #20
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The problem with Google is that the word is so easy to pronounce and remember that it has literally become a synonym to the word "search".
Actually, when I think about it, using " to google" for searching the web means that their trademark is weakened. If enough people call "web searching" "googling" companies like Yahoo! And Microsoft could, legitimately, state things like "we improved the way we google".
See the previously mentioned Hoover and the trademark Heroin.
I work for a trademark mywelf and they're mighty picky about their name being used as a generic.
 
  


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