How to Find Anything Online: Become an Internet Research Expert Einstein once said, “The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.” The same could be said of intelligence. What they don’t tell you is that the “smart” people of the world are, in most cases, just better at researching and learning things than everyone else. But researching is a learned skill, not something you’re born with. And while some people might be predisposed to learn things more easily than others, it’s generally not enough to make a measurable difference.
6 Things I Bet You Didn’t Know You Could Do with Google Some of the tips below are effortless to implement and save you a lot of time and energy when dealing with these issues. Let’s start with the first proof of the awesomeness of Google… 1. Create unlimited disposable email addresses with Gmail If you add dots (.) between the letters of your Gmail username, sending an message to the new username will get forwarded to your original email (which is without or with only 1 dot.) For example:
Google Censorship - How It Works An anticensorware investigation by Seth Finkelstein Abstract: This report describes the system by which results in the Google search engine are suppressed. Google Exclusion, introduction Google is arguably the world's most popular search engine. However, contrary perhaps to a naive impression, in some cases the results of a search are affected by various government-related factors. That is, search results which may otherwise be shown, are deliberately excluded.
My favorite Google trick is to use Google Books to search for citations and useful quotes. When I'm writing papers or doing research, I usually have a bunch of quotes that I've scribbled down somewhere, or thrown in my paper without citing it, and when I have to go back during the editing process and fill in all that information is super useful to be able to search google for the exact page number. It's also useful to help find themes within books. For example, in a current paper I'm working on I wanted to find all of the times that Locke talks about slavery. So I pulled up the edition of the book I had using the ISBN, and searched for the word "Slave." The preview feature doesn't give me all of the text, but it gives the page numbers and that is enough for me to go to the book and look up all the useful references. 12/01/11 7:14am The Get More Out of Google Infographic Summarizes Online Research Tricks for Students
Top 10 Things You Didn't Know Google Maps Could Do SExpand There's more to Google Maps than a place you double-check your directions. Google's data-stuffed site offers a lot of helpful tools for vacationers, spreadsheet nerds, bikers, and others. Today we're digging into Google's data-rich geo-tool and pulling out some helpful lesser-known features. Photo by heiwa4126. 10.
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Yesterday's questions were reasonably straight-forward (but fun!). And the SearchResearchers took time out of their Christmases to answer the questions. Well done! SearchReSearch
Inside Search We hope you enjoyed exploring the year in searches yesterday as part of the annual Year-End Google Zeitgeist. Now that you've had a chance to see the video, explore the charts, and dive into what's on people's minds everywhere from Sydney to Omaha, you may be interested to learn about some updates to Google Trends that can extend the Zeitgeist experience year-round. As of yesterday, you'll see a number of updates to help you discover interesting tools and stories, find locally relevant information, and do it all on the go on your mobile phone. A new homepage to help you discover. In the past, when you landed on Google Trends, you'd see the most recent Hot Searches.
Official Google Blog Every day, around the world, we search. We want to find out more about our heroes, explore far-away destinations, or settle a dinner table dispute between friends. And sometimes we just search to find out how many calories are in an avocado. In our annual Year-End Zeitgeist (“spirit of the times”), we reflect on the people, places, and moments that captured the world’s attention throughout the year. This year marks our most global Zeitgeist to date—with 1,000+ top 10 lists across categories like Trending People, Most-Searched Events and Top Trending Searches from 72 countries. As we get ready to turn the page to 2014, we invite you to take a global journey through the biggest moments from the past 12 months in our Year in Review video: It’s perhaps unsurprising that the #1 trending search of 2013 was an international symbol of strength and peace: Nelson Mandela.
There’s not a day that passes by without searching for information on Google. We’re pretty sure that you’re aware of some advanced Google search operators like AND, NOT, etc. but here are some lesser known tricks that you can implement when you’re searching on Google. We bet you wouldn’t know at least one of these! 1. Forget the site: operator, just use ‘at’ Some of you would have known the site: search operator. Less Popular Google Search Tips
inShare121 I know that our readers love cheat sheets: our last year’s post listing SEO cheatsheets had a great response. This week I have collected another set of useful lists that will allow you to use Google services to their full potential. Enjoy! 7 Useful Google Cheatsheets – Download for Free!
Google Guide Quick Reference: Google Advanced Operators (Cheat Sheet) The following table lists the search operators that work with each Google search service. Click on an operator to jump to its description — or, to read about all of the operators, simply scroll down and read all of this page. The following is an alphabetical list of the search operators.
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12 VERY POWERFUL Gmail Tips Google’s Gmail is one uber-powerful tool. It has features that simply blow away other email utilities. Gmail’s arsenal is so robust if it had a users manual it would look like a New York phone book.
6 Things I Bet You Didn’t Know You Could Do with Google