Hizzoner has listened!St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay
has an extra-long mini poll
going out shortly, and it's all about what our fair city should -- or shouldn't do -- to woo Google
and its wicked-fast fiber optic broadband service
Formal bids are due March 26, but let's face it, the only way to win this thing is with *buzz.* Slay, a longtime blogger, prolific Twitterer and all-around I-love-me-some-new-media kinda guy, now wants to know if St. Louis should temporarily rename itself one of the following: St. Googlouis
; St. Fibrous
; St. Louis at Gmail-Dot-Com
, Charter Missouri slower and proud of it
, or....something else.
Slay also wants to know what you will do to help St. Louis snatch this up. Ie., name a future child Google; design or ride in a Google parade float; email STLwantsfiber@gmail.com offering to help, or make a YouTube video for STLwantsfiber.
Time to answer the poll
and put that slow broadband connection to work!
Here's our post from earlier in the week:
Come on, St. Louis, we're getting grandstanded here!
The Wall Street Journal
reports that Topeka, Kansas
, has temporarily renamed itself Google, Kansas
, in an effort to win the hearts and minds at the real Google, which is looking for a test market
for its new fiber-optic, super-fast broadband service.
Topeka's mayor issued the proclamation
at a city meeting Monday night, reports
. And already, the city's official website reflects the switch.
Google, Kansas' new-and-improved city website.
St. Louis will submit a bid
for the honors, according to this here blog. But maybe we need to start thinking about painting or shrink-wrapping the Arch?