google verb

Kathleen E. Miller millerk at NYTIMES.COM
Thu Feb 27 18:54:17 UTC 2003

I recently saw an article about "ego-googling," searching the Internet for
references to yourself.

Kathleen E. Miller
Research Assistant to William Safire
The New York Times

At 01:35 PM 2/27/2003 -0500, you wrote:
>That's fascinating, Ben. Many of the Slashdotters were taking me to task
>because they thought "google" as a verb should only mean using Google to
>search, rather than my more general definition of "to search for information
>on the Web, particularly by using the Google search engine." I have a cite
>that illustrates this more general sense, but your anecdote shows that as
>"google" becomes more widely used as a verb, its meaning seems to broaden.
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Ben Ostrowsky" <sylvar at VAXER.NET>
>Sent: Thursday, February 27, 2003 11:23 AM
>Subject: Re: google verb
> > > This created a small furor as the always-passionate Slashdot crowd got
> > > it into their heads that I was being persecuted by Google.
> >
> > And with interesting results: "My daughter said she was googling for her
> > other sock, yesterday. I think it's coming to mean much more than just
> > searching online. More like, searching every possible location. A
> > comprehensive search."  Hmm.
> >
> > Ben
> >
> >

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