As you may be aware, Google employs powerful algorithms to determine what they THINK you might be searching for. The suggestions provided by Google Instant reflect the searches that other people have done. Millions of people have searched for celebrities such as Ashton Kutcher, so when you do a search for “Ashton Kutcher is,” you get the following:
What does the aggregated wisdom reveal about some great writers? Sometimes wondering what a writer IS leads to biographical details and a hint of detail about their work:
Sometimes, the deep question will result in superficiality and criticism.
A writer may be flattered by the implication of a search…
Isn’t it interesting that a Google search can result in literary analysis?
Mr. King can dry his tears with his Medal of Distinguished Contribution to American Letters, though I’m not sure the award is very absorbent.
Sometimes, people don’t even focus on a writer’s literary work; they just attack the writer herself.
Rumors of her death are greatly exaggerated.
Geez, some band writes one song about you and your Google reputation suffers.
It’s a real song, apparently. Picture a garage band from 1996 whose members were inspired by Silverchair mixed with a garage band from 1997 whose members were inspired by Everclear.
I knew that Isaac was a very special man, but I had no idea that he, like Beetlejuice, will appear if you say his name three times.
Well, come on. That’s just mean.
Sounds about right.
Which is better? Someone thinking you’re overrated or people not knowing who you are?