Google SPY World: Search Plus Your World

Jan 31, 2012 • 8:49 am | comments (7) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google Search Engine

Google SPY WorldA couple weeks ago, Google launched Search Plus Your World and they are getting a lot of negative feedback on the over personalization, especially after all the privacy policy changes.

That being said, a WebmasterWorld pointed out that the "Search Plus Your World" can be shortened as an acronym that doesn't look too good for Google - SPY World!

WebmasterWorld Moderator, Travelin Cat, said:

Have any of you noticed that Google's new "Search Plus Your World" can be shortened to SPY World?

You would think that a billion dollar company would do a little acronym study before a major brand announcement.

I have not seen the term used elsewhere yet but I assume it is only a matter of time until it catches on.

WebmasterWorld administrator, Tedster, added, "Now that you bring it up, you may have started a very embarrassing meme for Google."

Google launched SPY World!

Forum discussion at WebmasterWorld.

Image credit to bitchcakes, an image we used in Search Pictures two weeks ago for Google Graffiti.

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Bojan Djordjevic

01/31/2012 02:38 pm

This gave me a good laugh! :)


01/31/2012 09:33 pm

Actually, Search Engine Watch used this term first, Barry. 

Barry Schwartz

01/31/2012 09:34 pm

Did a google search, didn't come up. Thanks for sharing.

Miranda Miller

01/31/2012 09:48 pm

And before THAT, it came out of a feisty conversation in the SEO Dojo chat room :D  Obviously the consensus is... it has a new name.  We all said so.

Nate White

02/01/2012 01:54 pm

Should they just call it Skynet and get it over with?


02/03/2012 04:27 pm

Why is there always an unhelpful comment about skynet?


02/03/2012 06:48 pm

@Barry Schwartz The information you see is available publicly anyway, so in what way is that SPYING? I think the hysteria about this is largely by the paranoid conspiracy theorist types who are obsessed about trying to prevent the imaginary "big brother" from watching.

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