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  1. Oct 30, 2003 #1

    Monique

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    What is it that makes Google so popular? Is it its simplicity? A couple of years ago I was always using Excite, but now every single person I know uses Google..

    anyone who uses a different search engine?
     
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  3. Oct 30, 2003 #2
    I always use Yahoo. I think it's much better than Google, but I guess it's up to personal preference.
     
  4. Oct 30, 2003 #3
    I use google almost all the time... Factors contributing to that?

    Well, it is very simple, the page comes up quick, because there arent many graphics, and it gives you a really cool useless number of how many seconds it took to proccess my request. It also says on the bottom (searching XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX pages in the WWW, which i also think is really kool. I dunno, just the little things i guess.
     
  5. Oct 30, 2003 #4

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    Google almost assuredly produces the highest-quality results. Its PageRank algorithm is the best in the business. In addition, its clean appearance and quick searching make it very effective to use.

    I should note, Mentat, that Yahoo! uses Google's search engine. All you're doing when you use Yahoo! is using Google, while wasting your time looking at Yahoo!'s ads and graphics.

    - Warren
     
  6. Oct 30, 2003 #5
    Re: Re: Google..


    If you look at the bottom of a 'Yahoo' search you see the following statement:
    Search Technology provided by Google

    So you are sort of using Google anyway.....

    I use Google all the time and it is FAR better than all the others, which of late I have stopped using as Google is just so much better... (which of course contradicts my statement above! )

    By the way, Have you tried typing into Google 'weapons of mass destruction' and hitting the 'I feel lucky button'??
     
  7. Oct 30, 2003 #6

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    Re: Re: Re: Google..

    I just did :P

     
  8. Oct 30, 2003 #7
    Good isn't it?
     
  9. Oct 30, 2003 #8

    Monique

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    I am just wondering how you got to that URL
     
  10. Oct 30, 2003 #9

    Monique

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    Have anyone of you had a look at the Google news page??

    I think it is really niet! (if I knew how to spell that word..)
     
  11. Oct 30, 2003 #10
    it's neat

    And i use netscape... not because i like it better or anything like that... my computer is just dumb and its the only search engine i can use.
     
  12. Oct 30, 2003 #11

    Monique

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    Your computer is dumb, wow, that is a new one haha
     
  13. Oct 30, 2003 #12
    Before google I used to use lycos religiously. Google has become much more effective
     
  14. Oct 30, 2003 #13

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    You still use netscape!

    Get with the times - firebird is all the rage - www.mozilla.org

    Also, netscape isn't a search engine, its a browser. If you go to netscape.com they do have a search engine, but it is "Powered by Google"
     
  15. Oct 30, 2003 #14
    Yeah... so if its powered google why can't i just use google?? My computer is soo dumb... Why me?!?
     
  16. Oct 30, 2003 #15

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    Huh, im dumbfounded. Your either talking gibberish or your mentally ill. Why can't you use google? Is it that hard to type in the address bar - www.google.com ?
     
  17. Oct 30, 2003 #16

    Monique

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    Go easy on our lovely Gale maybe she has one of those brainy autonomous computers?
     
  18. Oct 30, 2003 #17
    Thanks for the defense monique...
    yes dduardo, i find it terribly difficult to type in that constricting address bar...

    Its a virus or something. If you wanna talk about how dumb my computer is hear this...

    -Our content advisor is so messed up. It won't allow you to veiw any pages at all unless you disable it. To disable it, you can't just click the disable button and type the password, first you have click the settings button, type password, hit cancel, then you can disable.

    -to use aim, first i have to fake sign on first, to sort of warm it up. I click sign on, but right before it signs on, i hit cancel. Then i sign on for real. Other wise the content advisors pops up and freezing things. If i fake sign on first, it pops up, and goes away.

    -Everytime you im someone (or they you) a new content advisor message pops up, you can just hit cancel, but still annoying.

    -You can't have more than one internet window open and surf. Only way to surf is to disable content adivisor. Content advisor will only stay disabled for one window at a time. Everytime you open a window, you need to disable, you can't just disable once a day or anything simple like that.

    -You can't click on the file or edit buttons right away, you need to warm them up first. You have to mouse over them, without clicking, and hold it there a few seconds, and then you can click on them. Otherwise computer freaks and freezes.

    -Can't hardly use any search engines. We have some virus.

    -Can't use the virus scanner software because we can't use the internet right because of the content adivisor.


    These are just the most annoying of my problems. Probably not even all the worst.

    But to add to the topic of the thread... yeah google is the simplest. Plus i love to play google-whack and google-fight.
     
  19. Oct 30, 2003 #18

    chroot

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    What the hell is a content advisor, and why would you want it?

    - Warren
     
  20. Oct 30, 2003 #19
    its that filter for kids so i can't get into porn. We don't use it. All of us know the password. Its retarded.
     
  21. Oct 30, 2003 #20

    Monique

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    That's hillarious I guess you are not that happy with it though
     
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