Oohgle Falls Foul Of WikiPedia Thought Police
Adrian J Cotterill, Editor-in-Chief
Those folks who seemingly have nothing better to do in life apart from maintain and edit Wikipedia entries continue to do themselves no favours (in our eyes at least).
‘Oohgle’ which we think is well entitled to have entered the lexicon after all the good work that Posterscope put into it had a brief and very short life up on Wikipedia before being deleted.
Oohgle is a verb.
You Oohgle In Real Life (IRL) – You Google @ the World Wide Web (www)
If people see an [Digital Out Of Home] screen, and enable their mobile phone as a return path to download i.e. a coupon and redeem it two blocks down the road – they Oohgle.
We argued in the office about whether the entry would have survived if a little more thought had gone into the entry (shown above in its entirety it is a little ‘weak’ to say the least) BUT basic stubs are allowed, and readers usually encouraged to flesh entries out and add more detail and more references.
We have certainly mentioned ‘Oohgle’ several times on DailyDOOH which would have given the entry a couple of public references (but then again we are deemed to be no more than a ‘blog‘ and so deemed worthy of very little in the narrow minded wikiworld).
August 12th, 2009 at 17:09 @756
Interestingly enough, tho, this one was deleted not on the basis of brevity but for simply not making much sense. To quote the reason: “very short article lacking sufficient context to identify the subject of the article”. So a slightly longer, more explanatory piece might have a better chance of survival (though I wouldn’t hold your breath for the sake of what’s basically a single-use neologism!).
August 12th, 2009 at 21:26 @934
weak. its one to be dropped off at the end of the road and forgotten about.