agog over goggle

MM.com reader Eric Lagergren wonders why Google would want to set up shop in a town whose only newspaper can’t even get its name right in a headline… Speaking of Google, has anyone heard whether or not one of the final sites being considered for the Michigan expansion is in Ypsi? (Do you think it might help our chances if the “Ypsilanti Courier” issued a press release promising never to misspell their name?)

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  1. egpenet
    Posted September 6, 2006 at 11:04 pm | Permalink

    The A2 News spelled Google correctly in the headline and throughout the article. I found it humorous that the A2 City Council is obviously out of Google’s loop in every respect. I can imagine the mayor shrugging with: “Well, no news is good news.”

    I seriously doubt that anyone on the Courier knows anything about Google … that it exists, its products/services, what it is all about. Telling them might actually frighten them. I’d suggest saying nothing to them for fear of causing a panic or mass suicide.

    Rumor has it that “Yahoo!” is regarded at the Courier as something George Bush might shout as he clears heavy brush. And “Amazon” is a river somewhere … south of Milan.

  2. ebjorn
    Posted September 7, 2006 at 8:11 am | Permalink

    I heard from someone last evening that the AA News sends the body of its articles to MLive, who then writes the headlines (apparently they don’t touch the body text). Whether this is actually the case or not I do not know. But just wanted to let folks know that AA News may not be the “Goggle” culprits.

    Oh… and the person who relayed the information about MLive’s headline-writing applied for a job at MLive several years ago and said the person interviewing her degraded her and seemed to think MLive was the pinnacle for any journalist on the planet.

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