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Of course writing an online article about a word that only returns 1 result in a search engine destroys its own subject. Google now returns 9; the original one, the article on Joelonsoftware and 7 copies of the article...

Duq
Sunday, February 22, 2004

kind of a cool concept though.

Pick some obscure word/phrase, turn it into one word, something that will return zero hits on google.
Embed this on your webpage, or in public posts (make it part of your handle).

And then you can never get lost, anyone wanting you can just type your special word into google, and instead of being the 12,000th "Joe Blogg" out of a possible 10,000 hits (okay really made those figures up, didn't even bothere putting "Joe Blogg" into google to get an accurate figure...) suddenly you belong to everyone of the 300 hits.

Not sure how useful this would really be, kind of like the whole Orkut thing in a way, I mean you friends could know your special words, and then they can join in the fun regardless of what website forum you have decided to join, makes the world alot smaller.

Now as far as I could see the only market for this would be teenagers who find this sort of thing cool (I know I would have, or am I just a geek).
Cannot imagine how many adults would like their online doings so transparent.

Aussie Chick
Sunday, February 22, 2004

Ummm, I typed "aussie chick" into Google, here's the top link:

Nekkid Radio Xmas Party 2003 / Aussie Chick - 27 December 2003 partygirls@nekkidradio.com.
TITLE: Aussie Chick. COPYRIGHT: (c)2003, Nekkid Radio ...

Experiment Failed
Sunday, February 22, 2004

try typing

ToowoombaChick

See, if I used this as part of my signature, eventually google would return lots of places I have visited!

Aussie Chick
Sunday, February 22, 2004

Schrodinger's Google whack?

Andrew Cherry
Sunday, February 22, 2004

and now you see why i use such a 'unique' 'name'. i don't want to be tracked.

mb
Sunday, February 22, 2004

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