Translates Girl Speak

By Steve Bryant  |  Posted 2006-08-30 Print this article Print
  smiles All the heavy news about Google isn't getting down in the mouth. Their CEO may not be joining a big company board, and they may not be releasing online services to compete with Microsoft Live. Still, they're all smiles.

Starting today, will return a definition when you enter an emoticon in the search box. You can now search for :) :p or any combination thereof. You can also search for acronym definitions, such as LOL, BRB, and ROTFLMAO. So next time you're talking to an overzealous and over-caffeinated PR rep, just go to to figure out what the hell she's saying. (You can't define emoticons with Google, even with their "define:" operator, one of my favorites.) has had some gains recently, according to ComScore, and they're currently the #4 search engine with about 5.4% of all queries. That's a gain relative to their competitors, but still below their 2005 numbers.

Also: Check out Phil's new acronyms at Google Blogoscoped. |

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