What Google Searches Miss
I was looking up something on Google and typed the letter A. I saw that the word Amazon came up. Because my mind is weak, I then typed in each letter of the alphabet to see what word came up with each letter. Below is the list of what came up and in my view, of what should have come up.
Based on what comes up in these Google searches, it seems that many of us like to shop. It also seems that people like services that are free.
What should come up is Arthur Ashe.
What should come up is Book. As in–Get off the computer and go read a book.
What should come up is Copley. As in, my favorite painting is John Singleton Copley’s Paul Revere. (Below)
I can’t improve on that. Good to see people looking up the right word to use.
What should come up is Elusive. As in, the true origin of many products sold on ebay can be Elusive.
Well–I use Facebook enough so I guess I can’t begrudge folks. Feel free to look me up on Facebook—Neil Aquino—and send me a friend request. My current profile picture is myself wearing a suit and standing in front of a big ice sculpture. If I had to pick a word for F, it would be Friend in any case. It is good to have Friends.
What should come up is Galveston, Texas. As in visit Galveston, Texas for a nice day at the beach or a nice weekend.
What should come up is History. As in, it is fun and useful to learn History. Or, Alan Taylor’s American Colonies is a great History book.
I—Imdb ( I had to look up what this was. It is a database of movies and movie stars.)
What should come up is Island. As in, I wish I lived on a distant Island. Or, I wish you lived on a distant Island.
What should come up is Joy Division. Love Will Tear Us Apart is my favorite song.
What should come up is King. As in Martin Luther King. (Click here to see the best Martin Luther King Reading & Reference list on the web.)
What should come up is Liberal. It’s okay that it did not come up though since liberals did so well in the most recent election.
What should come up is Martin Van Buren. A founder of the American system of political parties, Martin Van Buren (below) is worth more study and thought than folks realize. (Please consider starting your studies on Van Buren by clicking here.)
What should come up is Night Out. As in, forget the Netflix and have a Night Out at a restaurant and movie.
O—Orkut (This is a social networking site run by Google. I had never heard of it. )
What should have come up is Optimistic. As in, I hope all people are able to remain Optimistic even in these hard times.
What should come up is Poetry. Here is a bit of Chinese Poetry from the 8th century.
Late autumn strips the distant hills
beyond the city gate.
A huge white cloud interrupts my dreams
and returns me to this world.
And you, old friend?
Flown silent as a crane.
Will you ever return
to your old home again?
Okay. I can go with that. A great quote is “A trifle consoles us because a trifle distresses us.” This was by Blaise Pascal.
R—Runescape (This is some kind of online game. When I clicked on it, it said that 117,123 people currently playing. I guess no matter how in-touch you think you are, there is big stuff you are missing.)
What should come up is Roses. As in Roses are my wife’s favorite flower and my wife is the best person in the world.
What should come up is Socialism. With the right in such a lather over the word, why not explore its meanings and see what it can offer in this time of free market failure.
What should come up is Texas Liberal. Thanks for reading my blog!
What should come up is Universal. As in, before long we must have government funded Universal health care in America.
What should come up is Vanuatu. Vanuatu is a small Pacific Ocean island nation.
Below is a picture of the parliament building in Vanuatu….
…That was modeled upon the old Howard Johnson’s chain.
What should come up is Wages. As in, raise Wages at Wal-Mart.
What should come up is Xenial. Xenial means ” …the friendly relations between a guest and a host, or between a person and a foreign country.” Xenial is a very good word to know.
What should come up is You. As in, You are not the center of the world no matter how many products and services emphasize the word You.
Z—Zappos (This is a an online seller of purses and shoes.)
What should come up is Zebra. As in it is excellent to be able to run a picture of Zebras on this blog. (Please click here to learn about Zebras.)
March 19, 2009 - Posted by Neil Aquino | Uncategorized | Amazon, American Colonies, Art, Arthur Ashe, Books, Galveston, Google, History, John Singleton Copley, Joy Division, Letters, Love Will Tear Us Apart, Martin Luther King, Martin Van Buren, Paul Revere, Poetry, Political History, Socialism, Words
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Additional focuses of the blog are books, art, poetry, personal relationships and, also, sea life and marine mammals.
( The picture above is of the Houston Ship Channel. A narrow channel can lead to a wide sea.)
The signature post of this blog is the Martin Luther King Reading & Reference List. This list is the best of it’s kind on the web.
Another good post is my reciting the words to the Shaker hymn Simple Gifts on Galveston Island, Texas as a ship passes behind.
I live in Houston, Texas and I do sometimes write about political issues in Houston and in Texas.
I also often write about my former hometown of Cincinnati, and about the great beach city of Galveston, Texas.
I define liberalism as a role for government in the economy to help make life more fair, and a broad acceptance of people regardless of who they are.
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Texas Liberal began regular posting on July 25, 2006.
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