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 faves include “how to use your mind to fight evil” (I wish I knew), “hippo sandwich” (yum or yuck?), and “defonision for woot” (I think you’ll need the urban dictionary for that one). These are so ridiculous I decided to do a little research and find the weirdest search phrases that drove people to The Frisky. After the jump. a few of my favorite search terms that brought people to this site. What were you searching for when you happened upon us, dear readers? Keep reading »
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 deets are still fuzzy because tech guys can be very secretive when it comes to their new inventions but, from what I can tell, the coolest thing about Google’s “Smart TV” is that it allows you to have internet access on your television. The set will include a TV and Blu-ray DVD player but will have tons of web content. It will also have a keyboard that functions as a remote control. According to Bloomberg, “Internet access will be integrated with advanced television guides, personal content libraries and search.” This television-internet software isn’t available to consumers yet but, we wanna know, will you buy it when it is? Keep reading »
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 CougarLife.com to other dating sites. For example, most ads for SeekingArrangements.com, which matches young “sugar babes” with older, successful sugar daddies, are still considered “family-safe” by Google. However, dates found on CougarLife.com don’t come with financial perks, but the goal of SeekingArrangements.com is to pair a “generous benefactor” with “college students” and “aspiring actresses.” It’s not prostitution … but it’s not not prostitution, if you get what I’m saying. Keep reading »
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 said person’s Facebook page (OMG! It’s public) and reading their poorly written Tumblr and grimacing at a slew of mundane tweets. Suddenly you aren’t so excited about that upcoming date. Damn Google. Keep reading »
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 last longer in bed. Just a thought. [The Gloss] Keep reading »
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 legal action. Abuse of power? I think so. Like any other recovering addict/mistress, Bohner should have the right to blog about her life and Schmidt (code name “Dr. Strangelove”) as long as she doesn’t use his real name. The blog is no longer accessible, but reports claim that it was primarily focused on her recovery and not her affair with Schmidt. Why didn’t he just ask her to stop writing about him? Did he have to pull the entire blog? This seems like a violation of rights to me. If Bohner does decide to fight back against the Google empire, I think she may have a case. What do you think? [Newser, Gawker] Keep reading »
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 number check, there’s the email address cross-search, there’s the quick dip into the search box of his alma mater, then there’s also a quick perusal of his Facebook page, and, occasionally, his friends’ Facebook pages. Keep reading »
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 way. Now, you and your mom or soon-to-be-mother-in-law or fiancé can all make changes and updates from different locations (great if you don’t live near your family and are sick of sending that excel spreadsheet back and forth!). They’ve really thought of everything. I’m eyeballing the day-of scheduler right this very second! [Google Wedding Template Collection] Keep reading »
It’s like Google is right in my head, watching my every move and tracking my every thought. Only days after I deactivated my Twitter and Facebook accounts, Google introduced the world to “Buzz,” an annoying tab on everyone’s Gmail account that links people to their most frequent Gmail contacts and tracks their Twitter and Facebook updates, as well as their Picasa albums and a bunch of other stuff. Or something like that. I’m not even sure, really, what it does except suddenly I know what my college roomie had for breakfast yesterday and where an acquaintance of mine spent every hour of this weekend. Now Google promises a new tab that will turn the whole thing off. Someone, quick, where is that special tab?! All I need my email service to do is send and retrieve email. And maybe pick up my dry cleaning and fetch me some coffee, but that’s what my mom keeps telling me (grand)kids are for. So, will you be keeping Buzz on or turning it off? [via NYmag.com] Keep reading »
Not only is Google trying to take over the entire world, but they’re also attempting to invade your closets. Apparently, the Internet giant is selling some rather high-fashion goods in its Google Store. This small trio of items represents the winners of the Vogue/CDFA competition in which, “Each [designer] was asked to create a one-of-a-kind item that was inspired by Google, whether it be the logo’s colors, technology, or access to information … ”
Cool idea, yet the products are pretty pricey and don’t offer enough innovation in aesthetics for us to drop the $85 on a t-shirt, $300 for a knit scarf, or $200 for a magnifying glass necklace. However, the proceeds do go back to the CFDA to support emerging designers. What do you think? [Huffington Post] Keep reading »