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Wednesday, July 12, 2006

55 Ways to have fun with google - 1

From Lessig's blog, I found 55 ways to have fun with google. It's downloadable here under a creative commons license.

Over the next 137 days, I will pick up one way a day and have fun with it on this blog.

Today, it's the day for egosurfing. While I have occasionally done searches on people's names, I have never added a "is" to the end of the name. Doing so does throw up good descriptions of people.

Let's see how some denizens of my current blogroll 'are' according to Google.

Maverick is a Model-View-Controller (aka "Model 2") framework for web publishing using Java and J2EE.
Maverick is relaxing in a hot bath when Cooper walks in with his gun.
Maverick is a tactical, air-to-surface guided missile designed for close air support, interdiction and defense suppression mission.

Mr. D
Mr D is Going to Hell After Laughing at 'Puppets Who Kill'
Mr. D is a librarian
Mr. D is a @$$hole
Mr. D is a thirty-five year old man who has a recent onset of neck and right arm pain

Anand is Nutek CEO
Anand is a committed artist
Anand is CEO of Goetze
Anand is one of only four players in history to break the 2800 mark

Falstaff is crucial in softening his character a bit
Falstaff is the ideal setting for a truly memorable private event
Falstaff is a natural coward

Invisible Man (since there's only one Invizible)
Invisible Man is a Negro novel -- what white man could ever have written it?
Invisible Man is a megalomaniac and a mass murderer

Beatzo is a chuth . he seduced me into going with him to National Market where he spent some 500 bucks
Beatzo is to be taken none too lightly on comics and just about anything lese
Beatzo is no less anonymous than I am

Patrix is an international Intellectual Property Case Management Software
Patrix is secured in the implant and the ball matrix is polymerized
Patrix is pregnant

Arzan is busy with his next show and he’s experimenting with bronze
Arzan is Tigranocerta
Arzan is the first to get this right

Pratyush (Sportolysis)
Pratyush is left alone and sad
Pratyush is the son of Rekha and Jayasimha. Buddiga of Colorado Springs
Pratyush is a banker and has a gorgeous wife, Antara

Amit** (India Uncut)
AMIT is the world's leading supporter of religious Zionist education
Amit is a very handsome man and a natural born actor
Amit is Southern now

Update: Using a similar technique, someone has found that Barcelona is the best club in the world. (Hat-tip: Pratyush) Some mistakes I have found. For instance, it has been proved earlier that beer is better than tea.

* Results of "Anand is" are either about Vishy Anand or about CEOs. At least we now know that Anand's going to rise pretty high in life.
**Actually 'Amit' is, like 'Anand' also too common, but unfortunately, "Amit Varma is" quite boring leads to boring results all pertaining to the man himself.


Blogger Falstaff said...

hmmm...you would think if I softened him up it would make the personal event less memorable, wouldn't you?

maybe it's just the natural coward in me wimping out at the last minute.

Wednesday, July 12, 2006 10:43:00 AM

Anonymous arZan said...

thats interesting....and hilarious. !!

Wednesday, July 12, 2006 11:20:00 AM

Anonymous Pratyush said...

Yes. I am very much alone and sad. Google reveals all.


Wednesday, July 12, 2006 12:08:00 PM

Blogger Mr. D said...

the beatzo one is the funniest

Wednesday, July 12, 2006 11:26:00 PM

Blogger dhoomketu said...

Falstaff, I know. Such contradictions in google. Reminds me of Day Falstaff and Night Falstaff though.

Arzan, of course. You came off pretty well. Ask Patrix!

Pratyush, you also have a gorgeous wife, Antara. How bad can life be?

Mr. D, my favourite are, "Maverick is relaxing in a hot bath when Cooper walks in with his gun.", "Falstaff is the ideal setting for a truly memorable private event" and "Beatzo is no less anonymous than I am"

Thursday, July 13, 2006 3:11:00 AM

Blogger maverick said...

'relaxing in the bath' sounds nice ;) but not the cooper part! good movie though!

Thursday, July 13, 2006 8:11:00 AM

Anonymous Pratyush said...

Well, a banker does have an interesting job!

*runs away crying*

Thursday, July 13, 2006 11:15:00 AM

Blogger Patrix said...

Nowadays we are what Google tells us we are, right?

For me, that's scary especially your third claim :) My earlier blog had displaced the first link but after the domain shift, I gotta work my way back up to the top.

Saturday, July 15, 2006 3:50:00 PM

Blogger Kasi said...

Did u check out googlism.com.. here u dont need to put 'is' after the name..Try it !!!

Sunday, July 16, 2006 11:50:00 AM


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