Monday, February 07, 2005

Google Tip of the Day

No matter how much information you enter in google, google only looks for the first 10 words of your search. Couple this with the knowledge that google doesn't search for a lot of articles or prepositions.

So, if you wanted to find out who said: "To be or not to be, that is the question", you need a strategy better than just typing this into google. Google reads this as: "or not question" and it actually doesn't read the "or" but tells you it would if you captialized it for a boolian search.

On the other hand, if you typed in "* * * not * * * * * Question, whether tis nobler", you will find your answer quickly. The asterisks are wildcards used to denote "any word goes here". The asterisks do not count against your 10 word limit.

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