Friday, November 03, 2006

Please watch your "Ask"

After Google tried to protect its brand by trying to crack down on the use of its name as a generic verb, in phrases such as "I am googling.", Ask was being asked a lot of questions regarding their trademark and if people could "Ask" at all and here is what they came up with


The "Rules" (loose as they may be)

* "Ask" does not mean "ask." Ask means "Web search" and "search tools" and "smart" and "up-and-coming-growing-market-share-but-still-relatively-small-why-not-check-it-out."

* You may ask Yahoo and ask Google.

* You may not "Ask" on Ask Yahoo or Yahoo Answers, though you may "ask."

* You may ask Ask, but you may also search with Ask. A full question like "How old is Madonna?" will bring her age directly on the results page, and a keyword search for "Madonna photos" will work just fine.

* Regardless of gender, you may, of course Ask Directions, for example. You can also Ask Blogs and Feeds and other stuff.


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1 comment:

Gowri Shankar said...

* You may not "Ask" on Ask Yahoo or Yahoo Answers, though you may "ask." - WHAT?I had to hold my head to stop it from spinning!First timer here.