What's a Googlenope?
Definitely not "Googlenope"
- at least any longer. Once it's here, it's no longer one.
A Googlenope is a phrase or
very brief sentence that, entered into the Google search engine with
quotation marks around it, produces no hits. Google comes back at you with
"Your search ... did not match any documents." Put another way, your word
combination is such a loser that it has never been found in the
searchable online universe!
Credit for coining the term goes to
Gene Weingarten at The
Washington Post. Links to his Googlenope column that started it all are
shown below. You can annoy Gene at
firstname.lastname@example.org. Better still, buy his books on Amazon.com;
that'll really show him.
Anyone can come up with a Googlenope - "as45lkuffjsa98difu" is a
Googlenope, or at least it was before it showed up here. But a really
good Googlenope - whether it makes you snort milk out your nose, peer
deeply into the human condition, and/or cc: everyone in your address book -
is a much rarer find.
That's where Googlenope.com - and you - come in. We're looking for the
best Googlenopes and the best Googlenopers. The viewers are the judges. Your
votes separate the wheat from the chaff, or at least the better dreck from
the lesser dreck. If your ego's not fragile, upload yours for judging.
For more on
Googlenopes, and how it all began, check out the following: