Sunday, January 31, 2010

The New Phone Books Are Here! The New Phone Books Are Here!

I'm finally somebody!

Google suggests ME, FIRST, after only four characters!

Things are going to start happening to me now!


Betcha can't guess what movie I'm living quoting …


Don McArthur said...

I understand your understated irony, but you should be aware that Google searches are no longer (by default) performed against a tabula rasa of possibility. Instead, they rank responses based upon what you've looked at in the past.

It's an echo chamber, spiraling ever inward, till you disappear into your navel. It's going to be a huge hit.

Brendan said...

Yes, I did wonder how little the Google was measuring my Web rep, and how much it was just tracking my own habit of egosurfing.

But, what the hell. It was a fun moment to see that come up, so I took the screen shot and passed it along for a laugh.

(And, admittedly, in small part to fool the less savvy into thinking I am becoming a man of some renown.)

But who knows? Maybe all those people who can't type "bike" will become my new fan base!

Twin said...

Hmm... I'm going to have to try this on my work computer. On my home PC, you come up 2nd.

Twin said...

I just checked it on my work computer and you come up 1st when I input "bjke."

I suppose it's possible that my personal and work PC's both have access to my web history, since I access gmail from both machines.

To do a real test, I guess I'd have to check this on some other person's computer.

TC said...

The impressive thing is that you've made ten thousand posts on Bloggingheads. At one per day that's only 365 a year and over three years it's only one thou. Let's say you've been posting for 5 years. That would be 5 x 365 or 1825 posts in five years. To total 10K in five years you'd have to post about 5 a day seven days a week. By itself that's impressive, but you'd have to watch all those hour long shows before posting a reply. It boggles the mind to think of how many hours you've spent watching the shows in order to respond to the ones that get your juices flowing. I'm in awe!

Brendan said...


You're assuming I'm commenting thoughtfully and meaningfully, and only in response to the diavlogs.

And you know what they say about ASS U ME.


Brendan said...

@Twin: Thanks for the field reports. But …