It’s sick how much Google has infiltrated our lives. People in business take Google into account, because it’s such a market force. People in Public Information and PR take it seriously because of the implications it has for their work, it’s the main search engine for nearly everyone you know, and we all use it for the deepest, as well as most obscure searches in the world. The detail that ten years ago you would have been condemned to live without answering, the lyric to that long-dead song that you heard once in your life and remember three words to, all of those things would have remained answerless. It wouldn’t have been worse, either.
But Google has now made it into a verb, as in “I googled you” or “did you google him/her?” “googling someone”. I’m sure everyone has googled themselves.
But have you ever tried the tab on the main page of Google called “Images”? It’s right above the box where you type in your search criteria, and all you do is click on it, type a term and serach it to get images instead of words as results.
I did that recently and after a bunch of very useful search results…I typed in my first name…Do it, you’ll get a kick out of it. The results for my first name were a babe in stilettos with long blond hair, leaning in her black swimsuit against an old ruin, a bunch of purple flowers of various sizes, beautiful enough, a brick in the wall of a Switzerland with the name of its residents, including my first name….and a german lady crouched beside a huge HUGE sow feeding her fifteen piglets.