It’s quite amazing how the internet is able to surprise us with the little tricks it pulls on us, and Google is no different. I have to admit I have used Google for more than just looking up the best recipe for dinner. Google has helped me bring out the more outspoken part of me through Twitter or YouTube, direct me to the nearest pizza place, and basically organized my life. It has been my savior for all the crazy stupid questions that popped in my head but was too afraid to ask out loud. But aside from being beyond helpful, Google has a wacky side too. And I learned this through some social media marketing stuff on Facebook.
While I was scrolling down my news feed one day, I came across a friend’s post that talked about the amazing stuff that the Google search engine could do. Curious, I decided to Google the tricks and try them out. First, I asked Google to do a barrel roll AND IT DID! If you type “books/songs/movies by author/artist/actor”, it’ll give you a list of all the works of the person you searched. You can even listen to music through the search results! Found a photo but don’t know who owns it? Upload it through Google and it’ll help you find out where it came from. It’ll even help you narrow down search results based on size, color, and type of photo you’re looking for. If you want to travel back in time to the year 1998, just type “Google in 1998” and enjoy the flashback.
Let’s say you want to know which team is leading in today’s NBA game. Just type in your team and Google will give you the scores. How about filtering your search results from pesky articles? Just place the minus sign (-) after your keyword and type the related topics you want to avoid, like Kanye West-Kim Kardashian. And if you’re in the mood to play games, Just type “Zerg Rush” on the search engine and you can start playing Starcraft. Type “Atari Breakout” and enjoy a colorful Easter egg hunt while searching for what you want. If you want Google to answer a math problem or do conversion, just type it and Google will do the rest.
Star Trek fans are also going crazy because you can set the language settings to Klignon, or basically any language you prefer. If someone asks you what time it is, Google can not only give you an answer to that but it can also tell you what time it is anywhere in the world. I was once looking for a bookstore and Google Maps became my new best friend. If you’re looking for a certain file type just enter “filetype:pdf” followed by the keyword and it’ll narrow down your searches to pdf files. It’s also useful for .docx, .pptx, and .xlxs files. I also heard that you could actually play Pacman on the Google logo! Try typing the word “recursion” and figure out what you’re missing. I must say, I was confused for a few moments until I put two and two together.
So there was a TON of stuff that I was missing out on before I found Google, and after I ran through all the extra things it can do I would definitely bow down to them for creating such a fun and stimulating way for users to learn new things. I guess they’ll never stop growing, never stop innovating; and I really hope they won’t because I would be (literally) lost without the magic of Google.
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