as a verb
At the moment, because of their cool "we'll fab 130mm chips for you" thing, I'm kind of supporting them now – still fighting against stuff like the ads and analytics and AMP, but right now I don't think they deserve to lose their *name*. (That'll probably change next time they do something bad.)
@wizzwizz4 Good point with the "genericide" 😃
It's not that I want them to lose their name, but being more selective with our language would help reduce their normalized monopoly.
@arran on the one hand, im inclined to agree
on the other, i still hope for the days of
"where did u google that, Bing or DDG?"
@carcinopithecus What a terrible sentence 😂
@arran I still can't get to using 'duckduckgoing' (duckduckwent, duckduckgone?) :D
@ton I have too, tried and failed with this approach :p
Although duckduckgone has a ring to it!
I've resorted to.. "search" 😉
@arran 'search', mmm, there might be something to that. Has a familiar ring even..... ;)
@arran I like using it as a verb, it hurts their trademark
@arran too late. It'll stick for a while, like "to xerox" something
I just use "search it online". It's totally neutral and everyone understands it. "duckduckgo it" sounds too weird and nerdy to avarage people IMO
@vitSkalicky Agreed - I think sticking neutral is the way to go here too. Selecting another company to use as a verb only perpetuates the problem. Love DDG, naturally - But things can change.
@arran I often write it as "google" or "googling," without giving it the honor of an uppercased initial, which to me feels like stealing a trademarked word from bigcorp and using it as everyday lingo.
(of course it gets edited to "Google" or "searched" by others reviewing my work, but still)
@arran To "alphabet" doesn't work for me.
@matslats What about "search"
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