so, google is one of THE most powerful search engines in the world, google also just started offline advertising, it has a good stock market position, and now google can even slowly be used as a multi-functional information tool. while browsing the technology section of the new york times, i came across an interesting article about google shortcuts.
- did you know that you can use google as a calculator? well, try it out: type into the searchbox: 12+12, as a result, it will suggest the mathematical solution as a sum of 12 and 12.
- did you know that you can search for a fedex package by typing in the fedex number: it will give you as the first result, it will give you a shortcut to the tracking information for your package.
- do you need a correct and fast definition of a word: well, then type it: define: [word] and it will give you all the definitions it finds on the web.
- and the the one that most of us have seen already before: when typing in an address, it normally shows as a first result the map of a city the address is related to.
more google shortcuts are here
and this google cheat sheet is worth to be printed out and put next to your computer desk, it has the most useful search terms included.
google can recognize certain codes typed in or numbers into the search box and eases your way to your result.
try it out…it’s fun.