Google Changes Name to Topeka

1 Apr 2010 | written by Dan Garfield for the Fun Stuff section(s)

Google Changes Name to Topeka

This has to be the most bizarre branding move I’ver ever seen! In response to Topeka changing their name to Google, Google has now changed it’s name to Topeka! What does this mean to the everday user?

Well, it means that people are going to have to start to change their vocabulary. If someone tells me they “google’d” something I’ll assume they went to Kansas and bought that something an ice cream.

While the official replacement term for Googlers is now going to be Topekans I would prefer it if you called me a Topekanite, which sort of sounds like it might be a pokemon.

Dan Garfield
From the world of startups, Dan Garfield is the Senior Brand Manager at OrangeSoda, and author of The 5 Stages of Online Marketing. P.S. He's beat Super Mario Bros 3 without using a warp whistle.


  • Delvin |   Apr 1st, 2010 at 7:29 am

    It’s an April Fools Day prank, dude.

  • Linda B |   Apr 1st, 2010 at 7:31 am

    I’m thinking it’s an April Fool’s joke.

  • Shep |   Apr 1st, 2010 at 8:26 am


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  • Eric |   Apr 1st, 2010 at 8:50 am

    I just Topeka’d April Fool’s Day prank’s and this article came up.

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