Published on August 17, 2006 By Island Dog In Google
Now they are taking themselves way too seriously.

Google has said it intends to crack down on the use of its name as a generic verb, in phrases such as "to google someone."

The Internet search giant said such phrases were potentially damaging to its brand.

"We think it's important to make the distinction between using the word 'Google' to describe using Google to search the Internet and using the word 'google' to generally describe searching the Internet. It has some serious trademark issues," a representative for the search company said.



Comments (Page 1)
on Aug 17, 2006
using the word 'google' to generally describe searching the Internet.



It's what helped get them where they are.
I heard recently that TIVO is trying to do the same thing.
on Aug 17, 2006
Google needs to google "Take a good hard look at yourselves"

...that's getting seriously flakey, guys.
on Aug 17, 2006
Actually, I think they do have a serious issue developing. With the word google being added to dictionaries as has happened recently, they can easily foresee a very hard time controlling the trademark. I think they are trying to address the issue before "the horse is out the door", which it might be already. Not a big Google fan btw.
on Aug 17, 2006
I seldom use Google anymore, I just Ask.. ask.com
on Aug 17, 2006
Too bad! You can stop companies, but not individuals. They might as well get use to being the coke of the Internet.
on Aug 17, 2006
I think ill take my Kleenex and my Coke, and go TiVo something I just Googled.... anyone i miss pissing off?
on Aug 17, 2006
anyone i miss pissing off?


Dont forget to take that aspirin (Bayer) for your headache.
on Aug 17, 2006
Dont forget to take that aspirin (Bayer) for your headache.


I need some now.

BTW: Does hightlighting something and hitting "Quote" work for anyone else using firefox? It just pastes in the quote tags, not the quote.
on Aug 17, 2006

They have no hope in hell of addressing this.

Hoisted by their own petard...suffer....

on Aug 17, 2006
do you need viagra to Hoist your petard? or is that see-alice LOL
or is that preperation-h?
on Aug 17, 2006
They have no hope in hell of addressing this.

Hoisted by their own petard...suffer....


I agree!

on Aug 17, 2006
BTW: Does hightlighting something and hitting "Quote" work for anyone else using firefox? It just pastes in the quote tags, not the quote.


FF 1.5.0.6 - working well
on Aug 17, 2006
BTW: Does hightlighting something and hitting "Quote" work for anyone else using firefox? It just pastes in the quote tags, not the quote.


Another firefox user said you have to highlight the user name and time stamp for it to work. Check out MasonM's blog. He was the one saying that worked for him.
on Aug 17, 2006
Does hightlighting something and hitting "Quote" work for anyone else using firefox?


yep, works for me


now I'm gonna xerox some copies
on Aug 17, 2006
Mustn't forget to get in some exercise. Perhaps rollerblading is in order.