Do you remember the first time you used Google? When was it? How did you hear about Google? What was you first impression? Please use the comments to tell me stories. As Mudbone (Richard Pryor's character) used to say, "you... continue reading "Can you remember your first time?" »

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Geert Lovink informs me that this t-shirt is popping up all over Amsterdam.... continue reading ""F**k Google" t-shirts all the rage in Amsterdam" »

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YouTube - Googling Biggest Regrets on the Web:... continue reading "Googling "biggest regret"" »

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Los Angeles Times 4chan sprays Google with "scientology" and a nasty insult 01:32 PM PT, Jul 13 2008 Googlebomb 4chan's directions for the Hot Trends prank. This formulation, where a set of steps end with "???" and then "profit" is... continue reading "First Swastika, now Scientology quip: 4Chan messes with Google" »

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Seattle Times Newspaper: Swastika tops Google searches By David Sarno Los Angeles Times The swastika, the symbol of Nazism, still provokes strong feelings of fear and anger. So it was something of a shock when late last week the swastika... continue reading "Interesting: The rise and fall of the Swastika on Google searches" »

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Popular Science: Crunching massive, geographical data visualizations used to require expensive mapping software and powerful computers. Now, Google Earth is becoming the go-to application for scientists who need a cheap way to animate huge sets of 3-D data right on... continue reading "How scientists are using Google Earth" »

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Vint Cerf Wonders If We Need To Nationalize the Internet. Well, for one thing, it's not national. It's global. Secondly, "the Internet" is not a thing. It's a set of connections and contracts based on standards and protocols. So what... continue reading "Vint Cerf: Why not nationalize the Internet?" »

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YouTube - Eric Schmidt in Conversation with Ken Auletta... continue reading "A conversation with Eric Schmidt" »

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washingtonpost.com: Gmail's Mysterious Grey Box Michael Arrington TechCrunch.com Sunday, July 6, 2008; 11:46 AM There's a small grey box rendered in an iFrame in the top left hand corner of Gmail, and TechCrunchIT is trying to figure out what... continue reading "A GMail mystery" »

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From Our Delhi Struggle: The bloggers found this sari for sale in a mall in Gurgaon, the tech hub south of Delhi. I found out this sari was designed by the famous designer Satya Paul. It's actually an "Oogle" design,... continue reading "The Google Sari" »

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Google, of course. ... Ken Powell, Chairman and CEO of General Mills notes, "Reputation can be measured in recognition, employee recruitment and retention, even stock price multiple. But in the end, we believe the most important measure is trust. General... continue reading "The company with the best reputation in the United States?" »

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City Room: Something Google Doesn’t Want You to See By Jennifer 8. Lee Published: May 19, 2008 Something Google doesn't want you to see: a glimpse of the Lego creations at the Internet company's New York offices, including colorful... continue reading "What Google does not want you to see" »

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Seth Finkelstein in The Guardian: There's a cliche that when you have a hammer, everything looks like a nail. The latest iteration of the "Wikia Search" project might be summed up as "when you have a Wikipedia, everything looks like... continue reading "Why search demands expertise, experience" »

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Google is at the forefront of encouraging women to enter technical careers and rise in management. Kudos on this program: Google Announces Winners of Scholarships for Female Technology Students Google recently announced the winners of the Anita Borg Memorial Scholarships,... continue reading "Google makes a difference" »

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Via a thaumaturgical compendium:... continue reading "Inevitable music video: "Google Me"" »

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From Tom Friedman back in 2003: ... Since 9/11 the world has felt increasingly fragmented. Reading the papers, one senses that many Americans are emotionally withdrawing from the world and that the world is drifting away from America. The powerful... continue reading ""Is Google God?"" »

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From a blog called Capitol Bill: Who is Jacob and who is Esau? I'm doing week 10, on line applications. While I wait for my after registration Google e-mail invite, I wrote a poem. We thought it was free So... continue reading "Google User Agreements and the Old Testament" »

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Whimsley: Mr. Google's Guidebook: ... Was I surprised! The biography was a revelation. I don't get out often these days (it's the gout) and I am now woefully out of touch, but it turns out that there is more to... continue reading "This is odd and funny" »

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A couple of weeks ago, when I spoke at Duke University, I met a smart dude named Andy Russell. He is a historian of technology and Research Fellow at the John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute at Duke University. After my... continue reading "Andy Russell's experimental boycott" »

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Crooked Timber » » Magic Eight Ball of the Internets In a moment of search engine ennui, I typed this into the Google search box: whatever I'm looking for, I won'€™t find it here. First up was the nutty Tom... continue reading "Funny Use of Google Web Search: Magic 8 Ball" »

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TCS Daily - Google the Destroyer: ... In The Google Enigma, tech guru Nicholas Carr notes: "The many businesses that see Google as an actual or potential competitor include software houses, advertising agencies, telephone companies, newspapers, TV networks, book publishers,... continue reading "James DeLong wonders what about Google should really make us worry" »

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From Digital Natives: When we talk about Digital Natives, are we just talking about privileged kids with access to technology? Siva Vaidhyanathan, author of an upcoming book on Google, thinks so: "Invoking generations invariably demands an exclusive focus on people... continue reading "More on "Digital Natives" and Generations" »

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From Techdirt: Google's PageRank Works Like Our Brains We've joked in the past about how Google effectively acts as a a secondary or "backup" brain for many people. However, perhaps it wasn't so much of a joke. New research on... continue reading "Does PageRank work like our brains? Not really. No." »

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Over on his blog, Print is Dead, Jeff Gomez writes: ... I might agree that being digitally adept maybe isn’t generational, but there’s no way you can say that kids today aren’t Digital Natives. It’s a fact. From the moment... continue reading "A Defense of "Born Digital"" »

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Google at the gas pump - CNN.com SAN FRANCISCO, California (AP) -- Lost drivers in the United States soon will be able to Google for help at the pump. Drivers at 3,500 U.S. gas stations soon will be able to... continue reading "Perhaps the oddest Google Partnership yet: Google and the Petrol Pump" »

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SearchEngineWatch: Inside Google Zeitgeist: Google's Annual Partner Summit: Google Zeitgeist is not your typical partner summit. Advertising? Doesn't really make the agenda until day two. Search? Not a dedicated topic at all. Instead, in inimitable Google style, last week's Zeitgeist... continue reading "The Google Partner Summit discusses everything BUT Google" »

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The Politics of Systems, a very interesting blog, published this: being critical I have recently been thinking quite a lot about what it means to be “critical”. At a lot of the conferences I go to, the term is used... continue reading "How should we be "Critical" of Google and other digital behemoths?" »

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Google Shares Shoot Past - Bits - Technology - New York Times Blog Google Shares Shoot Past $600 By Miguel Helft Tags: Google Google Stocks(MarketWatch) Google stock’s upward march continued today as its shares crossed the symbolic $600 mark for... continue reading "The Rich get Richer" »

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This is an old story, from back in May. But I think it's worth revisiting. Digital Masonry By Scott McLemee Jacques-Alain Miller has delivered unto us his thoughts on Google. In case the name does not signify, Jacques-Alain Miller is... continue reading "Scott McLemee on France's leading Lacanian about Google" »

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Geert Lovink is one of my favorite people. He is a premier intellectual and a true humanist. Geert hipped me to his recent post: Weizenbaum and the Society of the Query: Weizenbaum and the Society of the Query A spectre... continue reading ""Society of the Query?": Geert Lovink on some of the problems we face in the merely searchable Web 2.0" »

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Copyrights and Copywrongs: The Rise of Intellectual Property and How it Threatens Creativity (New York University Press, 2001)

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