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October 18, 2002: Google Fans From All Over reports that Wharton feels the Google love. Apparently in radio ads they're suggesting that listeners Google for "Wharton West" rather than remember the longer domain name. "We took a calculated risk because we figured out how to get (top billing) in the first place, but we keep monitoring it, and if it changes we have to do something else," [said Neal Nevaras, director of executive programs.] "But why do I pay for it if I don't have to."

Meanwhile, in Buffy the Vampire Slayer the practice of Googling was mentioned. According to plasticbag it was:

Willow: "Have you tried googling her?"
Xander (shocked): "Willow, she's only seventeen!"

As Mark Bernstein points out, she not only appears on Google, but has her own domain.

plasticbag: "And it will be funny."
plasticbag: "Maybe you had to be there..."
MetaFilter: "An example of innovative web design."
W6 Daily: "...this isn't the site..."

Posted by Aaron Swartz on October 18, 2002 10:57 PM