What’s in a name? The residents of British town Goole have built their own search engine after repeatedly being confused with Google. The “Goole isn’t Google” webpage has won admirers for the good-humored way the locals are dealing with the confusion. “Goole is a unique place!,” reads the page on arrival. “Not only is it the UK’s furthest inland port, but the name of the town very closely resembles the name of a very popular — and, usually, excellent — search engine.” The website was built by staff who work in a museum in the Yorkshire town, and includes Goole trivia and information about the town “It gets very frustrating and it’s not just us, several people have mentioned it,” said Chris Collins, who built the page. “I suddenly thought, ‘Why don’t we do something about it?’ Ironically, I found the best way to actually put the search engine on there was to use Google custom search.” They also address the frequent problems that come with the confusion with their near-named companions. “When searching on the web for anything Goole-related, the results are usually preceded by the question ‘Did you mean Google?’ followed by pages of Google links,” the page… Read full this story
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