Posts tagged "google"

Google Supports LGBT Community With “Legalize Love” Campaign

Google has launched a new campaign, Legalize Love, which hopes to end discrimination against homosexuals. At the Global LGBT Workplace Summit on Saturday in London, Google executive Mark Palmer-Edgecumbe introduced the campaign, sharing Google’s goals to “[develop] alliances with local companies and [support] grassroots organizing efforts in [other] countries.” The purpose of the campaign is not about…

Daley Quinn / July 9, 2012

The Bad Google Chrome Boyfriend Gets A Response

Remember that Google Chrome ad featuring a Google Doc aimed at winning a spurned girlfriend back? How annoying is that commercial, right? Well the folks over at Upright Citizens Brigade made a response video, from the perspective of pissed off girlfriend Jen, and it’s pretty funny. Check it out, and watch the original video after…

Julie Gerstein / June 26, 2012

The Most Depressed Place To Live In The U.S.? Philadelphia!

Philly, how you feeling? Everything okay? According to info from Google, you guys are the most depressed city in the country. At least based on your Googling habits. According to researchers, Philadelphians search for depression-related terms more than people from any other city. And that kind of makes sense, considering Pennsylvania is the most depressed…

Julie Gerstein / January 12, 2012

Emma Watson’s Hair Was The Most Googled This Year

I don’t really get it — because it’s generally understood that most guys don’t like short hair. And if guys don’t like short hair then girls aren’t going to get out of their way to get their hair cut short. However, according to Google stats, Emma Watson’s cute little pixy haircut (sorry, I’m biased!) wa…

Julie Gerstein / December 29, 2011

Rick Santorum Would No Longer Like His Name Associated With Anal Sex

Conservative Pennsylvanian politician Rick Santorum announced that he’d be running for president earlier this year, but he’s facing an uphill battle–in part because he’s got a little Google name association problem. You see, Mr. Santorum raised the ire of sex columnist Dan Savage the last time he ran for president because of Santorum’s stringent anti-gay…

Julie Gerstein / September 21, 2011

What Happens When You Use Google As Your Therapist?

I Google stuff to find answers to everyday questions, like, “How old is Anne Hathaway?” (Answer: 29) and “What is the name of tiny salty berry-type things in Caesar salad?” (Answer: capers). Google has probably made me dumber because I no longer actually have to suss out the answers to problems on my own –…

Julie Gerstein / August 4, 2011

Google+ Circles You’d Actually Use

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Have you guys started using Google+, Google’s social networking site, yet? I have, but I must admit I don’t quite get the point of using it over, say, Facebook. (Of course, I didn’t get the point of using Facebook when there was MySpace or MySpace when there wa…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 17, 2011

Today’s Lady News: Three Girls Win The Google Science Fair

Three girls are the winners of the Google Science Fair, a co-ed science competition. Lauren Hodge studied the effects of different marinades on the level of carcinogens in chicken (wait, is this something I should be afraid of?), Naomi Shah studied indoor air quality and asthma, and Grand Prize Winner Shree Bose studied ways to…

Jessica Wakeman / July 12, 2011

Ex Gets Revenge Via Meme

What’s a clever way of getting back at an ex in the digital age? By sullying his name on Google images. Jack Weppler’s ex-girlfriend took his professional headshot and went to town LOLCats-style, ensuring that a Google Image search for his name, perhaps performed by an interested casting director, would yield nothing but the embarrassing…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 5, 2011

A Little Google Humor

Clearly, the Google search engine is a man. At least he has a sense of humor. [Blame It On The Voices]…

Ami Angelowicz / December 20, 2010

Girl Talk: There’s More To Me Than My Google Search Results

After a bit of a hiatus, I reactivated my online dating account in July. I got lots of messages in those first few weeks, but only one person stood out to me as someone I might like to meet in person. Ryan* and I messaged back and forth a few times and then he suggested…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 9, 2010

Google Launches Boutiques.com Today!

On Monday we told you that we’d heard rumors about Google opening some type of e-commerce enterprise. Turns out it was true and the internet giant has just today launched Boutiques.com, a style inspiration-driven fashion search engine. It’s not so much e-boutique as it is aggregator à la Shopstyle. At Boutiques.com, you can follow influential…

Leonora Epstein / November 17, 2010

Google, Coming To A Closet Near You

Whispers are furiously circulating that Google will be launching an e-commerce entity which will become fashion’s next big thing. The speculation is based on a few leading hints. One, a Tweet picked up by WWD: “Breaking news: Google is launching an e-commerce site with shop in shops by major designers #google #theyrgonnabepissed #geturshopon,” which, uh,…

Leonora Epstein / November 15, 2010

Google Gal Accuses Twitter Guy Of Sexual Assault — On Her Blog

Remember last month when feminist writer Germaine Greer suggested that women “name and shame” men who commit sexual assault online? Well, that has actually happened: A female Google employee has made waves across the internet for writing on her blog, NerdChic, that she was forcibly groped by a Twitter employee last week at a tech…

Jessica Wakeman / November 8, 2010

Girl Talk: I Googled My Crush And Found Out The Worst

It started out as a normal, 21st century love story: I met Paul*, I liked Paul, so I Googled Paul. We’d been hanging out for two months, and I knew he was fluent in French, played guitar, and liked India Pale Ale. Now I was ready for the good stuff, the stuff only the internet…

Ann Mayfield / October 11, 2010

Does Googling A Person Help Or Hinder A First Date?

We no longer need the library to do research or the mall to go shopping; the entire world is now at our fingertips. The invention of the internet has made our world bigger, especially with the invention of Google. People Google everything, including you. Since the internet began we have been told to be careful…

Carli Alexa Blau / June 27, 2010

The Weirdest Google Searches Ever

I was LMAO when I discovered SEOLOL, a site that collects the weirdest search engine phrases on the interwebs. I mean, I’ve daydreamed about finding a “magic spell to shut someone up,” but I never thought about doing a Google search for it. Luckily, somebody out there in the universe did. Some of my other…

Ami Angelowicz / June 9, 2010

What Is Google’s “Smart TV”?

Google’s “Smart TV” debuts today at some techie conference in San Francisco. This is all good and well, but I’m sure many of you are wondering, “What the hell is that!?” The Sony device uses Intel Corp chips and Google software and is a response to a big ‘ol drop in TV sales. The deet…

Nikki Dowling / May 20, 2010

Meow! Google Restricts Cougar Dating Sites From Its Searches

Google has gone cougar-hunting. The search engine has classified “cougar” dating sites like CougarLife.com as “non-family safe” and banned them from its content pages. Google ads appear on over 6,700 websites, including biggies like YouTube and MySpace.

Sad news for Samantha Jones indeed — but unfortunately Google has a glaring double standard if…

Jessica Wakeman / May 17, 2010

Should You Google A Date?

You knows the scenario. You meet somebody new, finagle a first and last name, go home, let it gel and then your computer screws it all up. “Find out more!” it hisses “C’mon. Don’t you want to … Google?”

Yes. The obvious answer is yes, and before you know it you’re double-clicking your way…

YourTango.com / April 17, 2010