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Buzz Out Loud Drinking Game - Google Crazy

by jduprey1 / January 30, 2006 1:53 AM PST

The podcasts are a-''buzz'' with google news this month. I was thinking that it would make a crazy drinking game to have to drink (your favorite beverage) every time the podcast says the word ''google.''

More seriously, I think google is getting too much press lately. The hype over google has gone a little too far. Clearly they are a (THE?) key internet player to watch in the next serveral years, but to get excited over every move google makes seems a little too reactionary.?

-My 2 cents
John

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yeah!
by rosscbrown / January 30, 2006 3:20 AM PST

google, i just did a search there, anyone want my story?

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Nope
by alshinn / February 1, 2006 5:52 AM PST

Truly, Google is THE mover and shaker. I'm all for analyzing their every move. If Alan Greenspan rated it, then certainly Google rates it all the more. They're doing many interesting things in many interesting areas, and their moves will affect such trivial things as the future of democracy (interactions with China) and what desktop OS everyone in the world will be using (Goobuntu). Google on!

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Google Gogles
by jduprey1 / May 3, 2006 1:44 PM PDT
In reply to: Nope

If you have your Google Gogles on you might just miss the point.

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Sounds fun
by barret55 / May 3, 2006 1:52 PM PDT

I'll have to get me a few bottles of that Google Gulp (Beta) to play with...


-Terry

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"Koolaid" Drinking game
by csliva11 / May 3, 2006 10:43 PM PDT

I was thinking the exact same thing yesterday. We could also change the rules a bit to where you drink everytime someone says "moving on."

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Too much google
by Wendy P. / May 4, 2006 2:38 AM PDT

I agree that there's tons of google news everywhere. Not just on BOL but on other podcasts as well.

I don't use google. I just don't get it. I use Yahoo, and I've used Yahoo forever, and I love it, so I don't get the google love.

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Its the promise of potential
by jduprey1 / May 4, 2006 4:16 PM PDT
In reply to: Too much google

Its the promise of potential that has gotten everyone excited. Google has a great search engine and advertising-based business model. They managed to parlet that into billions in funding.

Google has the mindshare and cash to revolutionize the computing world. They have potential.. but what have they done.. really?

Everyone, including myself, is anticipating that all their acquisitions and beta one-offs are going gel into some sort of "solution" or revolutionary new way of doing things.. that they will be the ones to break Microsoft's back (.. OK maybe that last one is just me:)

I use yahoo mail, but I'm not into them because they only support windows.

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But it's the perfect marketing scheme!
by robstak / May 4, 2006 3:58 AM PDT

T/M/V talked about this re: the Wii (or was it the Origami?). By creating a whirlwind of buzz around your product(s), they advertise themselves by turning the rumor mill. This is exactly what Google wants; "keep people talking about us" leads to "never a dull moment" translates to "they must be doing well" to "i want to buy their stock or advertise with them" which leads to "Cha-ching!". Plus self-sustaining buzz doesn't cost anything anyway, so its cheap publicity!

I for one am glad that google is dipping its tenticles in so many different areas. Not only does it let me do anything with google, it also stirs reactive competition in its adversaries (Yahoo go for tv is actually pretty cool). So in the end, so far, the consumer is the winner as free content continues to explode.

Finally, google drinking game... PRICELESS. Too bad I'm the only geek that listens to it here in albany, and drinking by yourself is worrisome to some people Wink

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I agree with you.
by jduprey1 / May 4, 2006 4:05 PM PDT

Google is great and I love all the free services. I use gmail, calendar, groups, and.. oh yeah.. search!

However, as a follower of technology, I don't like to see the hype overshadow the efforts of others. People have repeatedly pointed out that yahoo has a number of matching services that are as good if not better. Those services don't get the coverage they may deserve. Ask.com does a pretty good job searching too.. but google is better - the one thing google does undisputably better than anyone else.

Here's to google! (tips glass)
-John
BTW, robstak, when you're a BOL fan your never really alone.. and that was 4 "google"'s in this post! Wink

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