Google is like Vegas

Posted: August 2, 2006 in Web Wise

I was reading a post over at revenews.com by Schmuly Tennenhaus. He wrote an article on the debacle of Overstock.com trying to start an auction site and their poorly thought out choice of a URL – obay.com, an obvious attempt to associate with ebay.com. Schmuly writes that he was trying to dig up more details on the discussions about the choice of domain name on the Overstock community forum and found that some posts had been deleted. But then he says “Fortunately, Google is like Vegas. And what happens in Google, stays in Google.” LOL! You might expand that a bit beyond just Google’s cached listings to other resources like the Internet Archive Wayback Machine which takes periodic snapshots of billions of websites going back (currently) 10 years. It is good to remember that what happens in the internet stays in the internet.

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