Wednesday, July 13, 2011

WotW: Let me Google that for you...

Tell me if this has ever happened to you:

You're sitting in a casual social-ish environment and someone asks a random question:

Is George Clooney single?
What is the fastest way to tie your shoes?
Which is cheaper, flying to California or flying to New York?
Define onomatopoeia. 

(Okay, so that last one isn't really a question...)

Random question enters and your response is, "I'll Google it." Because Google has all the answers.

If you're feeling nice and generous and have access to the internet, you Google the question and find out the answer.

But what if you have internet access and you're feeling just a little bit snarky or this person has a tendency to do this all.the.time?

Just changed your answer to, "Let me Google that for you."

Go to and enter your search terms (correct spelling is best but optional, just like with a normal search):

Copy the link and send it to the question poser.

Upon following the link, he or she will receive a very nice and short tutorial on how to use Google... as well as being directed to the Google search results. :) [Go here to see a live example... I couldn't find a good video to embed.]

Quite a nice public service, eh?

Lu (or Lorene if you prefer) is the mom of one squirmy boy and the wife of a singing and dancing elementary teacher. She is the proud author of this weekly Wednesdays on the Web (WotW) segment here on Housewife Eclectic and spends the other days of the week blogging about crafts and whatever else comes up at just Lu.


Megan Harmeyer said...

A very nice public service! I don't know how many times I've Google'd or IMDB'd something. What did we *ever* do before the internets?! Do you think the internets has made people smarter, lazier, a combo of the two?

Deborah in Atlanta said...

I know the internet has made me smarter. My husband knows NOTHING about the internet (doesn't know how to even cut a computer on), and he is always posing questions like you have posted. We'll be watching TV, and he'll say, "what was the movie that actress played in? know the one...", or he'll say "What year was that song popular?" or "Is so and so still alive?" And my answer is just like you said, "I don't know - let me Google it". I heart Google. And Blogging.

Nick and Keira said...

I'm sure *I'm* one of those people Lu will end up sending such a link to. :)