Posted on Friday, September 14th, 2012
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Yesterday Google gave us all a serious gift with the new Bacon Number search functionality. The popular game, Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon, is now a fun way to waste even more time on the Internet. At least Google was smart enough to keep people on the SERP pages. More eyeballs for advertisements people!
Although in the short amount of time since its debut, it's already receiving criticisms
. Apparently this Bacon Number isn't as accurate as the previously used site The Oracle of Bacon
because Google's search uses the Knowledge Graph instead of The Oracle's IMDB
source. Looks as though the Knowledge Graph has some pop culture kinks to work out before this Bacon Number can really be looked at with any KLOUT
However, the employees at The Search Agency
agree that this still made out week, despite the kinks. Check out the list of our favorite celebrities' Bacon Number.
David Waterman, Director of SEO and Content
Tom Green's Bacon number is 2
"It should be obvious. The man is a comedic genius who’s epic film, Freddy Got Fingered, was grossly underrated (although it was highly hated by critics). He embodies the weirdness of life that I enjoy so much."
Grant Simmons, Director of SEO and Social Product
Michael Caine's Bacon number is 2
"Michael Caine was the gentleman's gentleman, with just a touch of rogue - definitely influenced and reflects my formative years"
Barbara Palmer, President
Kevin Bacon's Bacon number is 0 [WHAT?? Get it together Knowledge Graph! He should score the highest!--editor's note]
"I know him. Does that count? :)"
Joe Reynolds, Associate Creative Editor, Paid Search
Jared Leto's Bacon number is 2
"He’s cooler, more talented, and more handsome than I’ll ever be, and also leverages his fame to support/bring awareness to causes without sounding like a huge douche. Also, I’ve generally liked all his movies (Requiem For A Dream, Fight Club, Prefontaine, The Thin Red Line, American Psycho, etc.) as well as his characters in those movies. 30 Seconds to Mars was a pretty cool band back in the day too…he’s the man!"
Taylor deDiego, Associate Marketing Manager
Zooey Deschanel's Bacon number is 2
"I’m a fan of Zooey Deschanel because she is quirky and wears cute dresses. Plus, I relate to her love for vintage-y things and 500 Days of Summer is one of my favorite movies. "
Shaan Bose, Senior Analyst, Credit and Revenue
Helen Mirren's Bacon number is 2
"Shaan loves Helen because his favorite movie in the world is The Queen, and he watches it at home alone every Sat night." - Submitted by Jessica Lee
Heather Sundell, Marketing Manager
Hugh Grant's Bacon number is 2
"Um...because who doesn't love a poufy men's blouse, floppy parted hair, big round glasses, and stumbling British accent??"
Gabriel Law, Business Intelligence Manager
Larry Page has no results!!
"Well, LP founded Google and developed PageRank, practically providing a livelihood to all employees at The Search Agency."
Something seems fishy here...why is everyone ranked with a Bacon Number 2?? Ok after several Google Searches later...I have discovered someone with a higher number. The one and only:
Justin Bieber's Bacon number is 4
We will be very interested to see the progress of Knowledge Graph, and how it will better serve the Bacon Number community.
Tags | fun, google knowledge graph