Posts tagged "google"

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…

By: 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 --…

By: Julie Gerstein / August 4, 2011

Google+ Circles You’d Actually Use

Click here to see larger image. 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 was Friendster,…

By: 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…

By: 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…

By: 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]…

By: 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…

By: 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…

By: 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,…

By: 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…

By: 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…

By: 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…

By: 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…

By: 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…

By: 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 you compare…

By: 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 through…

By: YourTango.com / April 17, 2010

Google Completes This Sentence: How Do I Get My BF/GF To…

David McCandless at Information Is Beautiful put together this handy charticle based on the most common autofills when you type "How do I get my boyfriend to..." and "How do I get my girlfriend to..." into Google. The results are certainly interesting. Hey, maybe if she shaves, he'll propose, and if she blows him, he'll…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 30, 2010

Google Is All For Freedom Of Expression, Unless You’re Talking About CEO Eric Schmidt

Google CEO Eric Schmidt is all for the free sharing of information on the interwebs ... unless it's about his love life. When his former mistress Kate Bohner (a former CNBC correspondent and journalist) started a Blogspot diary and book project entitled "Recovery Girl 007," Schmidt made it disappear from Google by threatening Bohner with…

By: Ami Angelowicz / February 23, 2010

Girl Talk: I Googled My Dates Until One Of Them Googled Me

For some women, first date preparation is a leg wax, a blowout, and brand-new, five-inch pumps. For others, it’s a swipe of lip gloss. But for me, it’s always at least a solid hour of internet research. To me, pre-date Googling is less a verb than an Olympic-style event of decathlon proportions. There’s the phone…

By: Anna Davies / February 23, 2010

Google Wants To Help You Plan Your Wedding

Wedding uber-website Style Me Pretty has teamed up with the folks over at Google to bring brides-to-be wedding-specific (and brand-new) Google Docs Templates to keep their big day organized. They're seriously useful—guest list templates, scheduling docs, seating charts, a vow-writing template and a music list--all documents that you can share in the usual Google Doc…

By: Nina Carbone / February 16, 2010