The Technologizer Googlecount for March 2011

By  |  Friday, March 25, 2011 at 1:22 am

Time for an occasional new Technologizer feature. For no other reason except that it’s fun, let’s look at the world–and especially the tech world–as reflected in the results for various Google searches. With apologies, as always, to Harper’s Index, here’s the Technologizer Googlecount.

Number of Google search results for “drinking the apple kool-aid:” 24,300

For “drinking the microsoft kool-aid:” 2,890

For “drinking the hp kool-aid:” 247

For “drinking the acer kool-aid:” 0


First specific e-mail client linked to in results for “e-mail:” Gmail

First specific mapping service linked to in results for “maps:” Google Maps

First specific spreadsheet linked to in results for “spreadsheet:” Google Docs

First specific word processor linked to in results for “word processor:” Abiword

First specific presentation package linked to in results for “presentation:” Prezi

First specific search engine linked to in results for “search engine:” Dogpile


In first page of results for “chrome,” number of links about automotive trim: 1

In first page of results for “android,” number of links about humanoid robots: 0

Number of results for “how to quit facebook:” 49,800

For “how to quit friendster:” 3


In Google Images results for “iPad,” number of images which are of fan-created Apple tablet concepts before the first image of the real iPad: 11

In Google Images results for “sergey,” number of images of other Sergeys before the first image of Sergey Brin: 1

In Google Images results for “larry,” number of images of other Larrys before the first image of Larry Page: 143


Number of results for “justin bieber:” 286,000,000

For same search with date range set to end on February 28th, 1994, the day before Bieber’s birth: 4,020,000

For “rosa parks:” 3,590,000


Number of results for “songs about bill gates:” 214

Number of results for “songs about steve jobs:” 9

Number of results for “songs about steve ballmer:” 8


First autocomplete suggestion for “apple is:” apple is evil

For “microsoft is:” microsoft is evil

For “facebook is:” facebook is down

For “google is:” google is hiring

For “twitter is:” twitter is it snowing in sf


Number of results for “android fragmentation:” 1,080,000

For “iOS fragmentation:” 3,070

For “webos fragmentation:” 66


According to Google Trends, the top city for searches for “steve ballmer:” Redmond, Washington

For “steve jobs:” San Francisco, California

For “michael dell:” Round Rock, Texas

For “mark zuckerberg:” Herndon, Virginia


Results for “laptop:” 632,000,000

For “palmtop:” 3,150,000

For “kneetop:” 36,600

 

Number of magazines in Google Books about New York City: 1

About Cincinnati: 2

(All searches performed in the past 12 hours. Your mileage may vary.)

 
3 Comments


Read more: ,

3 Comments For This Post

  1. davezatz Says:

    Weird, I live in Herndon but don't think I've ever searched for Zuckerberg. By the way, do you recall if you were logged into Google services when you did this? It seems like results can be different, but I haven't confirmed that suspicion.

  2. johnwbaxter Says:

    The comparison between results for "Rosa Parks" and "Justin Bieber" is so sad. Parks mattered; Bieber ….

  3. Harry McCracken Says:

    Shoulda mentioned this: I was logged out when I did these searches. (Google does indeed fiddle with the results when you’re logged in.)