I know you are all sitting at home trying to figure out what to do, now that the holidays are over and money is spent? How about spending some time on Google, and googling some of the popular names. What you will see if Google is reflection of the times we live in, as per John Battelle’s fine book, The Search, then the geeks are taking over.
Type Paul, and the #3 Paul after a university and Beatles super star, Paul McCartney is none other than Paul Graham. Type Robert, and Scoble shows up at #3. Type Matt, and you get PhotoMatt. Niall will get you Niall Kennedy at #2 spot.
Rodrigo will get you Rodrigo A. Sepúlveda Schulz at #3, right behind a very famous spanish composer. If you do a search for Kevin, well…. the whole page has some serious geek power going for it. Non western names like mine: well I am #3 OM in the world, behind a yoga institution and Om Records of San Francisco. So lets try and extend this meme and see if “geeks will really inherit Google.”
17 thoughts on “Geeks will inherit Google”
You can lay claim to words and general phrases, too. According to Google I’m the world’s #5 most famous socialite, and the #1 millionaire socialite!
Of course, this doesn’t mean that the Hiltons are calling to invite me out for drinks. Maybe they use MSN?
like you, i totally wanna party with the hiltons. anyway i hope you enjoyed your holidays. and took care of the relaxation part
so true, Om–I am in the top 10 susans, much to my amusement.
Yep, maybe we’re not the most famous but definatelly the most well-linked and SEO optimized. 🙂
of course susan. in my books you are #1
My name, Abdul Aziz, is nowhere on the Google search engine but on MSN Search(http://search.msn.com/results.aspx?q=abdul+aziz&FORM=QBRE) I am the no.1. Hmmm….
that #3 ranking for major league geeks is very amusing !
AA, rock on… maybe geeks will pick their search engines based on ego searches? that be good fun.
I’m pleased that I seem to have the #1 spot on Google on a search for “geeking”. Go geeks!
Check for Steve. Really interesting.
9 is for Steve Jobs, but more interestingly #8 is his former colleague Steve Wozniak!
Looks like David Weinberger at Joho the Blog gets the top David nod, sixth in the David list. Some musician named David Bowie is tops among Google Davids.
Aswath Conjecture: If you have a blog, then you will have a high google rank.
Well I’m glad David Weinberger gets the david nod but it solidified my non existance lol. I got to page 15 and still didn’t see my name.
I might be the most famous Jesse Kopelman, but will I ever catch up to Josh “half.com” Kopelman or Raoul “kopelman Laboratory” Kopelman? Any super-famous women out there — I’m willing to become the male Melinda Gates.
My buddy Cedric Beust is the #2 Cedric, behind the Entertainer.
It helps to have a relatively uncommon name. I’ve been as high as #3 on Google for ‘Obie’ and heading higher! 🙂