Many of us are currently working from home since we are quarantined. Amidst the hassle I realized many of us aren’t aware of, how to use google to the fullest. Being a researcher I spend 20*7 working online. Reading e-books, browsing articles, and scrolling through windows. Through this article I shall share all that you should know about Google. I wanted to name this article as ‘EXPLOITING GOOGLE’…. but I think it would be too cruel and wouldn’t suit my personality!!!
I have already talked about it long back. I shared some 3 tricks using which you can Boolean search like a pro. So, like every online platform google also has it’s own algorithm. You can actually instruct google to search specific words and phrases. Do check out the YouTube video.
Boolean search is a type of search allowing users to combine keywords with operators (or modifiers) such as AND, NOT and OR to further produce more relevant results. (webopedia) #searchlikeapro
When you write a specific word or phrase within inverted commas you, you are instructing google to look for the word or phrase just as it is. example, “ecofunomics” – a website but has no meaning in itself.
When you use ‘and’ between two words, you instruct google to look for those articles which have used both the words together. example, “ecofunomics” AND “edunation”
When we write two words separated with the word ‘or’, we instruct google to look for articles with either of the words. example, “ecofunomics” AND “edunation”or “Shreya”
Have you ever faced a situation, where you simply need to ask a one line thing, which might not even be formal and you drop a mail? Have you been doing that for pretty long? Google has a solution for you guys too. Hangout is a chat application, where you send invitation and chat with your work buddies without the hassle.
Google Hangouts is a communication software product developed by Google. Originally a feature of Google+, Hangouts became a stand-alone product in 2013, when Google also began integrating features from Google+ Messenger and Google Talk into Hangouts. (wikipedia) #avoid the hassle.
Are you afraid to make an online transaction using a local wifi connection. Or did you ever logged in to your email using somebody else’s computer and had do delete everything after use? Well, under such a situation learn to use incognito mode. It is a special provision provided by google where the system doesn’t record or remember your online actions. It doesn’t register the websites in the history, neither does it save your passwords.
Private browsing is a privacy feature in some web browser. When operating in such a mode, the browser creates a temporary session that is isolated from the browser’s main session and user data. Browsing history is not saved, and local data associated with the session, such as cookies, are cleared when the session is closed. These modes are designed primarily to prevent data and history associated with a particular browsing session from persisting on the device, or being discovered by another user of the same device. #playitsafe
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the google logo is an information centre. Every time you click on the logo, google will take you to a page where all google logos are listed. This creative logo is known as ‘google doodle’.
Google Doodle is a special, temporary alteration of the logo on Google’s homepages intended to commemorate holidays, events, achievements, and notable historical figures. The first Google Doodle honored the 1998 edition of the long-running annual Burning Man event in Black Rock City, Nevada, and was designed by co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin to notify users of their absence in case the servers crashed. (Wikipedia) #googledoodle
Just like google images which is devoted to images, google scholar is devoted to scholars. Every journal, published paper and scholarly written articles are available here.
Google Scholar is a freely accessible web search engine that indexes the full text or metadata of scholarly literature across an array of publishing formats and disciplines.(Wikipedia) #research
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Did you ever loose that one precious photo to time or did you simply misplace it somewhere between upgrading to a new phone? Did you ever feel the crisis of digital storage? Is your phone of 64Gb, yet you keep running low on storage? Learn to store your documents and files in Google Drive.
Google Drive is a file storage and synchronization service developed by Google. Launched on April 24, 2012, Google Drive allows users to store files on their servers, synchronize files across devices, and share files. #digitalsafe
Have you ever felt that you are being exploited and your team members are free riders? I feel you!!! So, Google docs, has word, presentation, excel with sharing mode on. It is very well built, where you and your team mate can work simultaneously on it. Next time learn to share the work burden.
Google Docs is a word processor included as part of a free, web-based software office suite offered by Google within its Google Drive service. This service also includes Google Sheets and Google Slides, a spreadsheet and presentation program respectively. The application allows users to create and edit files online while collaborating with other users in real-time. (wikipedia) #sharingiscaring – learn selfcare 😉
A rational consumer will browse through different shopping websites; compare the products, compare the prices and then order a single product. What if google does that for you?! Google shopping is a browsing feature which can be used to shop like an expert. It displays the item as listed in different websites. So, you get to compare the price and the product all in one page. This gives exposure to those websites, probably you did not know about.
Google Shopping, formerly Google Product Search, Google Products and Froogle, is a Google service invented by Craig Nevill-Manning which allows users to search for products on online shopping websites and compare prices between different vendors. (wikipedia) #shoppingexpert
Shortcuts vs Bookmarks vs History
We all tend to use some websites more frequently than the other. Some websites are higher on the priority list while some come to our rescue at times. Humans are not robots to remember every website when the dark time arrives. Google has the memory game sorted too. #memory
When we open the home page of google, the websites we use on a daily basis are listed there. One click and you know the current stock situation or the astrology of the day.
As a researcher, I require data pretty frequently. But all websites curtail different data. Hence, I bookmark all such websites and use them as per my need. Google Bookmarks is a free online bookmarking service available to Google Account holders. Google Bookmarks was launched on October 10, 2005. (wikipedia)
Any thing that you browse gets registered in the history of your system. Histories are synced to your gmail id. It can easily be browsed through any system. That’s what I do, When i go through any website which has an interesting thing (linked to my research), I go back to my institute open up the link using browsed history and then share it on hangout with my guide. This way a semi-formal relationship can be maintained in the professional zone. Within the realm of computing, the web browsing history is the list of web pages a user has visited recently, as well as associated data such as page title and time of visit, which is recorded by web browser software as standard for a certain period of time. (wikipedia)
Google has infinite things to explore.
I use this a lot of times. Sometimes I need to type letters in Hindi (Indian National Language) and I am not very apt with Hindi so I let google simply translate an English typed letter to Hindi. Or sometimes some research paper is written in some other language. So, there are plenty reasons to use the translate- look for your reason
We have been using this since our school days. Need images for your school projects and assignments- google image. You need that interesting quote – google image. Don’t wanna upload your picture as a profile pic- google image…….. and it goes on….
No matter what application you need, google play-store is at your service
Google has this amazing feature, where you can simply sync your phone to your email id and boom all your photos are saved. No matter how many times you upgrade, change, format your phone- your memories still remain intact.
Save resources, go google 🙂
We probably use this everyday.
This is an amazing platform where you can actually create awareness and educate the world through visual aids. Guys, check out our YouTube page and please subscribe us !!!
You want an proper online classroom to teach, Google classroom is your key.
I literally download so many books everyday, seeking reference from google books. Are you a book worm – try out e-books!!!
And yet google remains unexplored…. Go Dive deep and explore the wonderful ocean of knowledge that Google has for you!!!
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