A Nerd Confession:
Recently I was at my sister’s apartment hanging out with her and her friends. All of which I basically get along with, as they are very nice to me, but they are not entirely what I would call “my people.”
So, while hanging out, having a few cocktails with these ladies I guess we were all sufficiently bored enough because conversation soon turned to the question: what is the highest mountain in the whole wide world and where it was located? While I kept insisting it was Mount Everest in Tibet/Nepal – my sister’s friends were not sold.
So it was decided to look it up online.
Friend 1: “Yeah, go to Yahoo!”
Friend 2: “Yeah, look it up on Yahoo!”
Me: “Yahoo!? Yahoo! sucks. Who the hell still uses Yahoo! anymore? Use Google, Terri.”
Friends in unison: “What’s a Google?”
My jaw dropped, y’all.
Me: “Google! People, Google! It’s only like, the best search engine on the planet. If Google can’t find it, it doesn’t exist!”
Friend 1 shrugs and says: “eh, I like Yahoo.*”
All right, so I know I am One Big Fucking Nerd for like, being so incredulous about that, but c’mon! Who still asks “What’s a Google?” (besides like, my mother).
How do people live without the Google toolbar?!
I thought everybody knew about the Google toolbar!
Who hasn’t Googled an ex-boyfriend or girlfriend? Who hasn’t Googled themselves for that matter!
At any rate, while I am in the middle of my Big Nerd Confession I may as well let you know I recently read an interview with one of the founders of Google in Spin magazine. He and the interviewer were at Google HQ and from what I gathered (and I could be wrong) I guess when you walk in there is some big huge screen that flashes in real time what it is people are searching for.
So, say I was to do a search for Google’s #1 Hot Sexy Bitch, then the words: Google’s #1 Hot Sexy Bitch would pop up on this big screen in the Google offices for all the Google-workers to see.
So what did I search over 2 dozen times in about 30 seconds today?
ann-frank: rockstar! Hello Google HQ!
Like I said ann-frank: One. Big. Fucking. Nerd.
If you search that, I am pretty sure my name’ll pop up.
Clearly, things are slowing down at work.
* yes, I am aware yahoo is now "powered by Google, but it's not the same. You know it's not!