Friday, August 25, 2006

Book Tag and Google

The Meezer's and others have been doing a game/tag. Join in if you want.

What's on page 123?
1. Grab the nearest book.
2. Open the book to page 123
3. Find the fifth sentence
4. Post the text of the next 3 sentences on your blog along with these instructions.
5. Don't you dare dig for that cool or intellectual book in your closet! I know you were thinking about it! Just pick up whatever is closest.
6. Tag whomever you want, or not.

Well, the closest book is one mum gotted from the library called The Google Story by David Vise and Mark Malseed. It's due back at the library on Monday and she has half the book to read yet. Mum sure reads funny books for fun.

"There was one thing in particular about the California based Jeeves that really caught his attention before he signed on as a top executive: whereas the book publisher he worked for, IDG, had $200 million in sales and a stock market value of $250 million in the late 1990's, Ask Jeeves had gone public with just $10 million in sales and $80 million in losses, yet had a stock market value of $5 billion by December 1999. "After a while," Berkowitz recalled, "I wanted to get into the Internet." Ask Jeeves had a history, to be sure, and while Berkowitz's focus was more on the future than the past, he first set about understanding how a firm once worth billions of dollars could have stumbled, what sort of talent it had on board, and most important, how it was percieved by users."


So do you Google? Have you Googled yourself? Think about it.

If I just enter Derby, I mainly see things about towns named Derby. Maybe the Kentucky Derby. If I add Derby Cat then I found an interesting site of Royal Doulton of a purrty cat.

But enter Derby and sassy and you get my blog at the top of the lists. Sassy and Cat will find me too, but not quite at the top of the list.

I Googled mum and found her, plus we even gotted her nephew too! It's not a common last name and their firsted name start with the same letter.

So sometime, see where you come up on a search. Check out your beans too!

5 comments:

Patches & Mittens said...

Momma won't let us. She says there are BAD sites on the internet and she is afraid we will get into evil cat chat rooms, so she monitors EVERYTHING we do.

Patches

Kimo & Sabi said...

Try Googling Kimosabi - your Mommakitty probably already knows what pops up - Hi, Ho Silver...Away!

The Meezers said...

we googles us "meezer tails" and guess what - we finded YOUR blog too wif a search for us! purrty neat! Mommy says we gets lots of google traffic becuase people google "meezer" and just start kliking on links. but none of them leave us any comments.

Zeus said...

There's a site tracker that you can get for free which will allow you to know how people find your blog. It will show you what they type in to search! I thought that was pretty interesting news, but I'm a bit computer illiterate sometimes so hopefully, someone can show me how to use it! HAR!

Rosie & Cheeto said...

Yer so much cuuler than that cat that came up. We luv to google ourselfs because we have yet to find a kitty familie with our two names.