Topeka News, Topeka Maps & Topeka Talk

April 1st, 2010 by Livingston | Print Topeka News, Topeka Maps & Topeka Talk

Sure enough I went to the Google.com Classic Homepage today (iGoogle is my default) to see what was in store for us on this gorgeous April Fools day in NYC and what do I see?

April Fools Topeka.com

Topeka has been putting out all the stops to try and get Google’s attention for their new ultra-fast broadband project, and looks like the hard work paid off.  There’s been some good press of their efforts and a great blog post from Eric Schmidt today celebrating Google’s name change to Topeka.

Must say that being a Topeka native and a follower of Google new/products, this is pretty kewl even if for only a day.  Now I just hope that they get the bid for the broadband project.

Looks like Topeka is even trending on Twitter, perhaps the first/last time? :(

**Update – My dad reminded me that Bill Bunten, the current Mayor of Topeka was our next door neighbor for 7 years in Topeka, KS.  He is the one that renamed the city of Topeka, ‘Google’.   I just sent him a note of congratulations as the new role as CEO of Google.

**Update 2 – He replied to my note!

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