10 Reasons Why Google has become an Integral Part of our Lives

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When was the last time you googled something?

A week ago? No?

A day ago? No?

A minute ago? Close?

Right now? Yes!

Netizens just love to google, it is like a dear friend who knows everything and who is always there to answer our questions, helping us at all times no matter what the situation is. Google has swiftly replaced the pains that people used to take before by becoming a one stop solution to all the problems of the world. We are google addicts and happily so; if you think you aren’t one just do me a favour and check your browser history and you can apologize to me later.

For many, the word ‘Internet’ and ‘Google’ are synonymous.

Take a look at the statistics!

Year Annual Number of Google Searches Average Searches Per Day
2012 1,873,910,000,000 5,134,000,000
2011 1,722,071,000,000 4,717,000,000
2010 1,324,670,000,000 3,627,000,000
2009 953,700,000,000 2,610,000,000
2008 637,200,000,000 1,745,000,000
2007 438,000,000,000 1,200,000,000
2000 22,000,000,000 60,000,000
1998 3,600,000 *Googles official first year 9,800

We are so inextricably linked to Google that take Google away and we feel lost. We don’t know what to do, we don’t know whom to ask; I got to admit that a world without Google is little too scary.

Let’s take a look at the 10 reasons why Google is so important and how we use it in our daily lives.

10. Recipes 

google recipe

Food is one of the basic necessities; Google can help you turn it into a luxury. If you are cooking for the first time or cooking something fancy, recipes from all over the world are just a click away. You don’t have to buy cookbooks or call up some one asking how many teaspoons of sugar needs to be added in the cookie dough, you can just google it. From making mouthwatering dishes to cooking something fast and easy, Google is there for you always and forever. You can experiment with different cuisines with your friends and have a fun time and in case it turns out to be a disaster, well that will give you something to laugh at.

With Christmas round the corner, how about you try and bake some cute little gingerbread men?

9. Research

google research

Homework or an assignment that needs to be submitted, or a report perhaps or just plain curiosity calls for you to put on your Sherlock shoes and knock on Google’s door. Maybe you want to stalk your favourite movie stars, where they live, what they like, where they live, how they dress and why they are so awesome etc. In such cases Google saves you the time that you would have used reading through library books by helping you find just what you need whenever you need it. This has led to a lot of people just copy pasting information but that’s their loss, not using Google to its maximum potential is a fool’s business.

8. Blogger

blogger

You have an opinion or a thought or anything that you need to share on a global level? Google presents to you Blogger. As many humans all over this planet as many views and as many blogs too! You get to read blogs, share them, follow and receive followers, get inspired and inspire others. You can choose from a wide variety of themes and design and customize your blog in such a way that it appeals more and more readers. Recently added Google plus feature enables you to share your post with your group of friends.

7. How to?

google how to

From tying a tie to training your dragon, google is that friend you yearn to have in real life. Google has an amazing sense of humour too. It can make you laugh, cry and invoke any possible emotion that you want; all you have to do is ask. Arts, crafts, building confidence- Google is the epitome of all counselling institutions and agony aunts!

6. Youtube

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This video sharing site has been lauded since its inception. Youtube provides a vast archive of videos. Sharing, watching, uploading videos also creating your own channel are few basic uses of this website. You can catch an episode of your daily soap by logging in on youtube. With the help of android you can use youtube on your smart phone too and the best part is that it’s all free! free! free!

5. GMAIL

gmail-logo

As of 2012, Google enjoys $425,000,000 active Gmail users worldwide. In the good old days when social networking sites were yet to be born, Gmail was popular among people. Gtalk was the messenger of the day! and people had their first email accounts created in Gmail. Even today Gmail hasn’t lost its sheen as you cannot really fix business meetings; send a partnership proposal, or your resume via facebook or whatsapp. Gmail is a professional way to make such connections. And with added features like Filters, Priority Inbox, Video Chat etc. Gmail can never lose its fans but keeping on adding more.

4. Android 

android

What’s the last thing you do before sleeping and first thing you do in the morning? Check your phone right!

Android helped make the World Wide Web mobile, now Google was just a touch away with numerous applications at our disposal. With day planners, to sticky notes, reminders, ebooks, games etc. in our pockets life couldn’t have been easier. The need and demand for a smart phone that makes you smarter was felt by a large audience and connected with people instantly.

3. Places

google map

Want to plan a getaway to some new place? Or maybe find an eatery where your favourite stars are seen often? Or just get plain directions to a place you have never been before? And the first thing that pops into your mind is? *Drum rolls please, yes Let’s GOOGLE it! From exact directions, to the mode of transport, the expenses, nearby hotels, places to visit- this is another way how google comes to use in our daily lives. It’s cost effective and extremely reliable.

“What’s with you men? Would hair stop growing on your chest if you asked directions somewhere?”- Erma Bombeck
Google maps and the new Google Street View are close to men’s hearts who don’t like asking for directions!

2. Meanings

google meaning

You heard a new word and you don’t know what it means? What do you do? Would you get up from your place, find the fat old dictionary and peruse through it only to find the answer as another difficult word staring at you, taunting you? Or would you just google it, find a simple answer instantaneously and walk away with a smile? You will google it, right? Thought so!
Also the perks of googling a word includes the benefits of hearing the correct pronunciation, how and where to use that particular word and also its synonyms.

Slangs, jargons, and abbreviations- you name it and google will tell you what it means.

Try this:

Do you want to know what hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia means? Why don’t you google it?

1.  News

Google newsmap

Information about people, celebrities, countries, politics, war, politics all the latest news that you need to know or want to know again can be found on google. With the advent of technology and the fast moving world, the craving for instant updates has only increased. Google News Map provides us with news from all over the world. We can set our own priorities and with colourful distinctions it’s easy to browse through all the information.

Since we have googled almost everything possible lets payback by once Googling ‘Google’?

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