Friday, February 03, 2006

Not original, I guess

Judging by the 12,100 results returned when I entered the search terms "brokeback mountain" and "eating pudding" at Yahoo, I guess I'm not the first person to make the connection to South Park.

Never mind.


Neel Mehta said...

To answer the question you first posed here, I assume the worst about the South Park guys, and conclude that pudding is some sort of euphemism.

Again with the Yahoo! search. So what's your beef with Google?

bdure said...

Basically, I have a Yahoo toolbar, and My Yahoo is my home page. Yahoo just has a ton of stuff I use -- fantasy games, my calendar, my address book, bookmarks (handy when you use a bunch of computers), RSS feeds, TV listings, etc. And they have a fair amount of original content these days.

Given all that, I just think Google is overhyped. Not evil. Just overhyped. And why would I bother going to Google when I have a search box in a toolbar that has so many other things I used?

To be fair -- sure, I'll go to Google for specific things. For maps, I'm torn between Google Maps and the Yahoo beta. Google has some neat search variants like scholarly papers, but how often will I use that in my line of work.

So when I search the Web, I don't "Google." They weren't the first; they're not the best.