One of my freshman roommates at college continually quoted Eccelesiastes, saying, "Vanity of vanities," sayeth the Preacher; "Vanity of vanities, all is vanity." I don't know about you, but I'm glad college is behind me.

Googlism is all vanity, but it's quick and kind of fun. In brief, Googlism gathers phrases about you from you-know-where, e.g.

Googlism for: jay cross

jay cross is founder and ceo of internet time group
jay cross is a thought leader in elearning
jay cross is ceo of elearning forum
jay cross is a social scientist
jay cross is valiantly trying to get a webcast working on other end
jay cross is acknowledged
jay cross is a blunt proponent of the bottom
jay cross is doing some very interesting research and writing on elearning
jay cross is director of the omega institute
jay cross is strictly business

Naturally, I had to try a few other names, for example:

Googlism for: brandon hall

brandon hall is the official name of the administration building
brandon hall is not an appropriate setting for students with severe learning disabilities
brandon hall is murdered on sept
brandon hall is from north carolina
brandon hall is a very structured and traditional school community which holds high expectations for its students
brandon hall is a leading independent expert in e
brandon hall is an internationally recognized researcher and speaker on e
brandon hall is a person
brandon hall is an ideal location for your meeting or conference
brandon hall is probably the best known name in the lms
brandon hall is the lead researcher for brandon
brandon hall is a completely innocent victim
brandon hall is a renowned e
brandon hall is een onafhankelijk onderzoeker op het gebied van e

On a roll! Gotta try another name.

Googlism for: bill gates

bill gates is a satanic worshiper who uses microsoft to gain
bill gates is richer than
bill gates is the anti christ
bill gates is a theif
bill gates is on the bus
bill gates is a hero
bill gates is darth vader
bill gates is opening windows on world health
bill gates is the pope
bill gates is the devil
bill gates is "biggest
bill gates is killed in 1999
bill gates is evil
bill gates is not the
bill gates is committed to the macintosh
bill gates is a racist
bill gates is scheduled to testify in antitrust
bill gates is a wanker
bill gates is 666
bill gates is the devil himself
bill gates is an american unoriginal
bill gates is smiling
bill gates is not richer than god
bill gates is an arrogant
bill gates is a genius
bill gates is a wimp
bill gates is number one and worth 110 billion dollars
bill gates is sharing his fortune
bill gates is a bleeding heart do
bill gates is very busy taking over the world
bill gates is not the sort to allow a rival like steve case to get an edge on him
bill gates is not the only one who needs to think about antitrust
bill gates is going to have to physically come over to my house and lobotomize me before i believe that ie is not just an application
bill gates is a nice man really
bill gates is dead
bill gates is still rich
bill gates is richer than all african countries put together
bill gates is so powerful that microsoft has just declared itself a nuclear state

And another....

Googlism for: monica lewinsky

monica lewinsky is lovely
monica lewinsky is sex
monica lewinsky is not alone in this world
monica lewinsky is jewish? if she wasn't
monica lewinsky is another person who
monica lewinsky is so staged and controlled
monica lewinsky is writing a "tell
monica lewinsky is interviewed on tv
monica lewinsky is not alone in this world not so much time ago the whole world was watching the development of the notorious story between
monica lewinsky is trying to say? read the original in russian
monica lewinsky is what the cia and the kgb used to refer to as a "honey trap"
monica lewinsky is safe sex? try telling your spouse oral sex isn't adultery?
monica lewinsky is a dame

For this final one, I'll admit that I deleted lots of redundancy and distastefulness.

Googlism for: britney spears

britney spears is dead
britney spears is not my daughter's role model
britney spears is #1 woman
britney spears is here
britney spears is a new elvis presley and a new american icon
britney spears is one fine shtook of ace
britney spears is the world's top celebrity according to forbes
britney spears is feeling fine
britney spears is so hot when
britney spears is single
britney spears is not a real woman
britney spears is a virgin
britney spears is smoking cigarette
britney spears is vet
britney spears is fake
britney spears is the best
britney spears is set for a role in buffy the vampire slayer
britney spears is 2001's #1 woman online
britney spears is planning to release a collectible book and dvd in december
britney spears is spending some time away from music
britney spears is one of the biggest sensations to hit the world of pop
britney spears is living a 'dream'
britney spears is nude
britney spears is not a slut
britney spears is awfully busy
britney spears is a man
britney spears is writing a tell
britney spears is evil
britney spears is naked on the net
britney spears is like many 17 year old girls
britney spears is a three
britney spears is the target for parody
britney spears is world tour starts let me know thanks re
britney spears is walking down the street with a pig under her arm
britney spears is the pentium 4
britney spears is much inspired by the man with great contributions to computer science
britney spears is ready to drive milk fans crazy one more time
britney spears is back and she's here to stay
britney spears is hanging out with jenna jameson and according to friends
britney spears is to be given an award for her charity work
britney spears is far from upset over her parents' recent divorce
britney spears is eyeing a future career in politics
britney spears is a virgin i
britney spears is mine
britney spears is still a virgin and plans on remaining pure until marriage
britney spears is both religious and conservative
britney spears is 20 years old
britney spears is an amazing young woman
Bet you can't resist: Googlism

Posted by Jay Cross at June 4, 2004 05:50 PM | TrackBack

Googlism for: elearning

elearning is not knowledge management

elearning is child's play

elearning is live

elearning is burgeoning

elearning is focused on the individual learner

elearning is the next big thing

elearning is technology

elearning is as varied as education itself

elearning is child's play as part of the design council's design in education week 2001

elearning is used by organisations that need to re

elearning is not important

Posted by: Jay Cross at June 4, 2004 06:30 PM

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