Thursday, May 13, 2010

Today's Question: Bing

I can still remember the first time I heard someone use the word Google as a verb on a TV show. It was “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” and Willow mentioned it – the idea of Googling someone.

Not long after, I started hearing people use the word Google as the default search engine word – as in, “Today, I auo-Googled my name, and learned that…”

But I’ve noticed, lately, that the word Google is being replaced by the word Bing. Oddly enough, it was also on a vampire-related show – “The Vampire Diaries.” One character said, to another, “Did you Bing him?”

I’ve used Bing a few times, but I have to confess that general laziness has kept me from using it all that often. I have a Google search bar on my web browser.

So I put it to you – what do you think of Bing? And I’m also curious – what do you think of their advertising? Has it convinced you to try it?

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