Saturday, May 17, 2014

Googled

When I google "game show", this blog is lucky to turn up on the fourth page. Which teaches me some much needed humility. But Google also presents a colorful display of logos for its own selection of the most "frequently mentioned" game shows.

Call it Google's equivalent of those lists of greatest game shows compiled by TV Guide and GSN. By and large, the lists overlap. Google's top five are The Price is Right, Wheel of Fortune, Jeopardy, Family Feud and Millionaire. It's hard to quibble with that selection. Especially when it comes with a ritzy-ditzy page rank algorithm from Sergey Brin and Larry Page.

As in any good list of top game shows, Google offers a couple of offbeat picks. The logos of Jackpot and the syndie What's My Line turn up. I always liked the syndie WML, so I'm pleased that it gets a bit of Google fame. Too bad the syndie never lasted long on GSN.

For the record, this blog ranks 40th in the current Google search for "game show." If it's any consolation, Game Show Follies makes it to second place in the search for "game show blog." BuzzerBlog, which doesn't even exist anymore, takes the top spot in that search.

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