Can ChaCha Find my Blog’s Identity?

by Joe on April 21, 2009

head-silhouette-with-question-markA couple weekends ago I was able to hang out with my whole family to celebrate my moms birthday!  We were all sitting around chatting and mentioned my blog’s identity crisis and wondered what my deal was.  My sister hannah who just bounced back from a blogging break, decided we should ask ChaCha if it knew my blog’s identity. I thought that was a great idea, text a question to ChaCha and get a reponse.  You’d think there wouldn’t be a more appropriate way to find my blogs identity.  And so, we set off to see if ChaCha knows whats up.

The Test

To start we thought we should compare ChaCha’s responses by asking  ChaCha who my siblings were.

Who is “my brother’s name”? ChaCha replied: “He is from the class of 2006 at Dublin Coffman High School. He is 6’4″ 180 lb. and played forward in basketball. ChaCha!”  Nice work ChaCha right on.  He might be bigger now tho, he is starting to scare me.

Who is “my sister’s name”?  ChaCha again on the money replied: “is a professor for Teach for America. Before that he Was a researcher for The Ohio state University. Keep on Chaing”  Again, ChaCha is right on – she did some awesome reserach at OSU.

So ChaCha knew my siblings, so I thought this was going to be the end of my blog’s idenity crisis because ChaCha would tell me!

The Moment of Truth

We asked ChaCha – “Who is Joe Budde Jr.?”   Frankly, I thought they would have just copy pasted from my about page.  But did ChaCha?

ChaCha responded with:  “No results were found for Joe Budde Jr. in the United States. Can we look up another person for you? ChaCha!”

Blog idenity crisis status: Blog Identity – Still Lost.

I feel like I am running around asking, Are you my mother?


Don’t take it too hard, ChaCha doesn’t know everything. I mean, ChaCha thinks I’m a professor. Pshhh…

Hannah’s last blog post..Incorporating centers in the classroom

by Hannah on April 21, 2009 at 11:24 pm. Reply #

I wouldn’t be one to discount the power of ChaCha though. It answered many an elusive question on spring break 2K9. Mad props.

by Amy on April 21, 2009 at 11:27 pm. Reply #

you would think a quick Google search by a chacha-er would come up with my blog. Obviously chacha has some room for improvement. I don’t discount its power in some situations, just in this case ChaCha was unable to release me from the chains of this crisis!

by Joe on April 22, 2009 at 8:06 am. Reply #

people are the ones responding so why not ask again! it always works for me…

by V on April 23, 2009 at 2:27 am. Reply #

Thanks for the comment V. Since you work for ChaCha (V’s email address ends with I am hesitant to accept the fact that it “always works for you”.

Full disclosure is now being added to my comment policy. Thanks for your help with defining the policy.

by Joe on April 23, 2009 at 8:42 am. Reply #

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by Comment Policy | Joe Budde Jr. on April 23, 2009 at 8:54 am. Reply #

I am loving the ever evolving comment policy.

by Matt Welty on April 24, 2009 at 12:56 pm. Reply #

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