Tsis muaj ntau Googling… tab sis koj tuaj yeem Yahoo!

Yahooglecov Seattle Times qhia tias Google mus tom qab neeg siv lawv cov lus qhia tsis muaj dab tsi. Kev Ua Lag Luam Pilgrim pom ib qho zoo blog ncej from a Yahooer that says… you can't Google but feel free to Yahoo!

In one sweeping motion, Yahoo! has become cool and Google has become the corporate jerk. I did some scouring and have not seen a comment from Google on why they've chosen to take this action. Seems to me that it's a great viral marketing technique… introduce a new verb to the world that has your business name in it, and you're going to complain? Next thing you know the music industry will turn into jerks and will start suing folks over sharing great music! (Oh wait…)

I got to visit Google headquarters while on a business trip last year. I was in awe of the campus, scooters, kitchenettes, massage chairs, etc. A few thoughts went through my head… wow, cool, this place has too much money, and these folks could use a dress code! But now it appears that the ‘corporates' are now officially on campus. One hint of this was when Lub tsev Cambrian tau nyob hauv tsev kawm sab nraud tom qab sim noj Google nrog phav pizzas.

For companies who have really succeeded based on viral marketing, it's amazing to me that when the opportunity arises to really show how ‘cool' they say they are, they simply go stupid. Best Buy did this last year when Improv Everywhere had a couple hundred folks show up looking like Best Buy employees and they were subsequently hassled, the police called, and they were given the boot.

Bottom line, if you're going to tell folks you're new, hip, cool, the bomb, tight, etc… then you better not mess that up in a single stupid swoop. Google just dropped 10 degrees on my coolmometer.

Nyob zoo Mr. Google,

Please don't revoke my gmail, reader, analytics, mapping api, discussion forum, or google home page accounts. I still think you're cool. Just not as txias.

Ua tsaug tshaj,
Doug

Yahoo! yuav tsum siv sijhawm zoo rau lub sijhawm no. Koj puas yog yahooing?

2 Comments

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    Google yuav tsum tiv thaiv nws lub npe lossis nws yuav plam nws txoj cai ntiag tug thiab muaj lub vev xaib porn twg tuaj yeem siv lo lus nyiam cov tsheb. Tau kawg Yahoo xav kom koj mus Yahoo! raws li cov lus ua. Nco ntsoov lawv cov ntawv tshaj tawm hauv TV uas nug tias "Koj Puas Yog Yahoo !?" Hmoov tsis zoo, tsis muaj leej twg ua Yahoo. Tab sis tsis muaj kev tshaj tawm, tib neeg pib Googling. Yuav ua li cas foob rau Yahoo! Koj tsis tuaj yeem tshaj tawm lossis thov kom txias, uas yog qhov hloov koj rau hauv kev qhia.

    Cambrian House teeb meem qhia Google Qhov Tsaus Sab Loj: Nws tsis pub lwm tus paub. Txhua leej txhua tus leej twg mus ko taw hauv Google cuab yeej uninvited tau mus lawm. Kuv twb tau muab tseev kom dhau. Nws tau lom zem dua.

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    Richard,

    Kuv yuav pom zoo nrog koj hais txog Google xav tau los pov thaiv nws li txoj cai lij choj; txawm li cas los xij, Kuv ib txwm pom nws nthuav tias cov tuam txhab tsis yws txog thaum cov nyiaj ntws. Google tsis yws raws li qhov pib thaum uas folks pib siv lo lus 'googling'; lawv yog feem ntau yuav tshaib plab rau cov xim. Txawm li cas los xij, tam sim no hais tias lawv tuaj yeem tuaj yeem them taus chav haujlwm raug cai, nws zoo li tsis txaus ntseeg tias tam sim no lawv kom mus tiv thaiv lawv lub npe zoo.

    Nov yog qhov sib txuam nrog cov ntawv sau tseg. Thaum koj ua nkauj nrov, koj pib thov kom cov neeg mloog… ​​thaum koj yog ib tus neeg muaj nyiaj ntau, koj yuav tsum tsa nrog RIAA thiab pib foob.

    Doug

Yuav ua li cas koj xav hais tias?

Qhov Web site no siv Akismet los txo cov kev pabcuam. Kawm li cas koj cov ntaub ntawv tawm tswv yim tiav.