Google and YouTube Among Top Brands in 2006

Was a time when being interested in technology also meant being socially ostracized, sequestered from the mainstream and blessedly removed from everyday events.

Oh well. Reuters points today to yet another survey that confirms Google is the borg. According to said survey by, Google is ranked #1 as the brand that had the most impact in 2006. Apple was #2, followed by YouTube, Wikipedia and Starbucks. The survey queried 3,625 brand professionals and students. MySpace came in 15th place.