I Google Myself Vs I Touch Myself

RathnashikamaniStarred Page By Rathnashikamani, 1st Dec 2011 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
Posted in Wikinut>Writing>Poetry

Sometime back when I was browsing the 'Poetry Foundation' website I found an interesting poem about 'Googling oneself'.

As liked it, I wanted to read that poem again and searched for it on the same website and found an interesting letter posted about it.

When I first read "I Google myself"


Have you ever felt like this:

"I don’t Google anybody else
When I think about you
I Google myself
Ooh I don’t Google anybody else"

I Google Myself is a poem written by MEL NICHOLS and published on the online version of Poetry Magazine.

I enjoyed reading this poem again and again as I liked the way the word 'Google' is repeatedly used to give a universal effect.

I found the expression quite interesting and with great curiosity I searched for the words 'Google myself' but got some suggested instantaneous search results about "Google yourself'.

As I browsed to know whether single word is there that defines 'Googling oneself', I came across this word - Soogle on Urban Dictionary.

And next I stumbled upon I Touch Myself!

Today I wanted to read I Google Myself and searched for it on Poetry Foundation website.

I could find this poem and also an additional link to a relevant page, when clicked showed up a 'Letter to the Editor' describing that the poem I Google Myself was in fact a spoof of an original song I Touch Myself by Divinyls

The lyrics of the song goes like this:

I don’t want anybody else
When I think about you
I touch myself
I don’t want anybody else
Oh no, oh no, oh no



Here's the video of Divinyls "I TOUCH MYSELF" LIVE in CONCERT NYC 1991

Do you call it plagiarism or spoof when the original work is not acknowledged properly and due credit is not given to the writer.

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Image credits:
Chrissie Amphlett (on the right) of the Divinyls By Canley (Own work) , via Wikimedia Commons

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author avatar Sheila Newton
3rd Dec 2011 (#)

I'm not quite sure - but I think it's plagiarism. It's too close for comfort. Well-spotted, my friend. now I'm off to 'Google myself' !!!!!!

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author avatar Retired
3rd Dec 2011 (#)

There are many who do this and one I found had copied William Wordsworth's Daffodils amongst other famous songs and I told them not to do it as it would take them nowhere.
The result was they got my account deleted from Triond because I pointed this out apart from other lies which were told.
It always pays to copywright protect my work. All of mine is copywright protected and there is a $15000 fine if it is discovered in New Zealand alone.
It takes as little as $35 to copywright and your originality is preserved as your own banner.

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author avatar Neha Dwivedi
4th Dec 2011 (#)

I am going to try this one....

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author avatar Ivyevelyn, R.S.A.
4th Dec 2011 (#)

I just got property tax information.
Thanks, Rathnashikamani.

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author avatar Tranquilpen
4th Dec 2011 (#)

Hi Rathna,I tried it and ended up on a extremely steamy website called I Touch Myself, this is a most unusual way to Google. I think i'm going to devellop a stye, from looking! just joking about the stye, Ha Ha.

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author avatar Buzz
4th Dec 2011 (#)

Great star page, my dear friend. Hurray!

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author avatar Retired
4th Dec 2011 (#)

Excellent star [page--highly relevant in this age of cyber-blogging. I think the spoof should still cite original source.
By the way, i want to thank you for visiting my page today (in case you do not scroll back for replies to comments). You gave me my only single comment all week!~ :) I appreciate how supportive you are of poetry on the web. Blessings, rd

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author avatar Retired
5th Dec 2011 (#)

Great article...thanks for sharing....

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author avatar Delicia Powers
5th Dec 2011 (#)

Great info, well done!

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author avatar vpaulose
6th Dec 2011 (#)

Sweetness from Rathna. In Tamil we say "Rathna-churukkam" means short like Rathnam(diamond). Wherever I go I search for you Rathna.

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author avatar Songbird B
29th Dec 2011 (#)

Great Star page Rathna.. Well done my friend..

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