Paraphrasing our Wednesday meeting

Me: People don’t use Bing.

Consultant from Georgia: Software developers use Bing.

Me: Hey, software developers in this meeting, how many of you use Bing?

*Crickets*

Consultant from Georgia: Okay, but your company is the exception, not the rule.

Me: People don’t use Bing.

Consultant from Georgia: You’re wrong.

Me: More then 80 percent of the internet uses Google. Please don’t waste our time with Bing.

Consultant from Georgia: Software developers use Bing.

Me: Read the room.

Consultant from Georgia: I’ll show you.

*Consultant from Georgia shares screen with the entire meeting, pulls up Google to search for Bing.*

*Developers try to hold back from laughing.*

Me: I think we’re finished here. Thanks for your time this morning. We’ll be in touch later this week.

Meeting draws to a close so that I don’t say anything too snarky or mean.

*Consultant from Georgia proceeds to send our entire staff from stats as to how many people search for software on Bing. Also says, without statistics, that the most popular search engine in ‘The South’ is Bing.

So, you know, that was a fun hour.


I utterly despise when people cannot hear the word no. It’s like he could’ve said 2+2=5 and if I said ‘No’, he’d start to argue with me. He’s that type of person.

Actual steam was coming out of my head this morning when I ended the meeting as a measure to ensure that it stayed professional and I didn’t become mean and he proceeded to email the entire staff to tell us (mainly being directed at me) why ignoring Bing is the wrong answer.

Firstly, PEOPLE DON’T USE BING.

Second, If I’m wrong, then let me be wrong. If there are 300 million American’s who use Bing, who fucking cares? I said I wasn’t investing money into Bing. That should literally be the end of the discussion. You want to tell me once? Sure, I’ll hear you out. You want to tell me four more times, one of which is in front of our team of Developers, and then send a mass email out to all of our staff in three different countries about why I’m wrong? No way, Jose (his name isn’t Jose, it’s just a saying). That’s not going to fly with me.

Last, but certainly not least, don’t waste my time.

33 thoughts on “Paraphrasing our Wednesday meeting

    1. Oh yes. Apparently they’re trying to make a comeback. As if Google has any competition in 2021. They basically have an almost monopoly over the internet.

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  1. Webfx says Bing holds a stronger market share with the Great Plains and the Rust Belt. Highly religious. Mostly conservative. Blah. Blah blah.

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    1. Realistically, even if Bing is popular in some places like the Rust Belt (is it also called the Bible Belt?) that fraction of the population is/will be so small compared to the entirety of the United States that there’s no reason or rhyme why I should be investing as much into Bing as I do into Google. You know what I mean?

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      1. Yes. It’s what I do. Why throw away money? It is interesting though, if you look at the US Map and draw a “V”. It will hit where most likeminded thinkers are like Georgia. Many generations before them from the Western Expansion. They have, not really moved since. I just, always thought that was interesting. Their shared ideology does mimic some more extreme views with a different popular group here. I don’t believe they are entirely the same though. Just, more like a Venn diagram. A micro community of older ways that didn’t even bother to change their default web browser on their ancient computers after an update.

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  2. Yes, so many just refuse to listen or accept when they are wrong. Especially the sakes people who want to sell things even they do not like themselves.
    Stay blessed always
    🙏🌹🙏

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  3. Gosh, what an idiot. Honestly, I know no one who regularly uses Bing; I’ve only used it a couple of times, but 99% of the time, it’s Google. But in any case, pushy people who can’t no for an answer irritate the hell out of me. Glad you stood your ground!

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  4. 😂 Why they use Bing-Bong! There are many I know who just feel like their information is gonna grabbed away by Google…and they opt for duck duck go n Opera and what not…
    And I am like…Google knows everything! Be nice and use Google….
    Also, some people when asked for video call/conference… mention they don’t use zoom and Google meet…they use Microsoft teams…meet stuff….and I am like…can we globally ones and for all agree on one search browser, one meeting app and everything else…
    So many apps on my phone and laptop now…jeez!

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  5. “…the most popular search engine in ‘The South’ is Bing.” – North Carolina here. Nope. Never. In fact, the few times it has flashed up on my screen, I feel that possibly my computer has been hacked. Probably from Georgia guy, now that I think about it.

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    1. Fourth paragraph reads: “According to Statista, in February 2021, Bing accounted for 6.7% of the global search market, while Google took 86.6%.”

      There is no feasible reason why I should be investing as much money into Bing as I do Google.

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