Sunday, March 26, 2006

Google : Search raised to the power of Googol

When my son showed me a new service from Google, I just could not believe, how Google comes out with surprises frequently.
I have been using computers from IBM Pcs and then the Intel 486, from 1989 and still seeing the growth of this 'not- so' idiot box.
'What is a Googol'is still a favourite question in all school quizzes. But what is the power raised to is Google? It is an interesting history.
Basically we know that Google is a search engine that enables users to search the Web, Usenet, and images. Its features include PageRank, caching and translation of results, and an option to find similar pages.
Googling for 'Google' gave me so much of insight to the crawling beast on the net!

If you know about all these things about Google... you can log out and wait for my next post!

*Google Desktop - If you download this feature, you canView personalized news, photos, and many more on your desktop. You can search for files across all your computers. You can share information with your friends right from the Sidebar.and find your emails, files, web history, and more.
* This Web Word Processor which will help share documents instantly & collaborate real-time, pick exactly who can access your documents and edit your documents from anywhere. You can sttore your documents securely online. But right now you are placed on wait-list!
*If you are an avid reader on the Net, check Google Reader.
Reader automatically gets the latest news and updates for your favorite sites and can find the blogs and news sites you've been missing out on.
Sure, you won't miss my postings anymore!
*Want to see research papers in your subject of interest? Google Scholar will help you.
*If your site has dynamic content or pages that aren't easily discovered by following links, you can use a Sitemap file to provide information about the pages on your site.
*On Google Books, you can search the full text of books to find ones that interest you and learn where to buy or borrow them also. You can promote your books on Google for free here.
*All the recently acquired features in Google are available for a download at one click in Google Pack - A free collection of essential software

Though many around the world talk about the flipside of Google and keep a watch of their algorithms and privacy policies, it is growing, growing and growing to googolplex.
Do you wonder, which new feature / service I was talking about in the beginning?
It is Google pages. Online web page creator similar to Geocities of Yahoo!, not with 15 MB space, but 100 MB.
If you don't want to miss out on any new feature, keep a tab on Googles official Blog.
Happy Googling!


kausikram krishnasayee said...

as google keeps expanding over the web ....all others are reducing in size its not monopoly its 'googlopoly '.....either they buy off their rivals or they see to that the rival goes out of buisness

maheshbalaji said...

Hi Revathi!

i have no clue how u landed in my blog, yet i wud still say... nothing lasts forever. Such incedents do occur in daily life and memories fade!:D

was pleasently surprised to see my mom's namesake comment on my blog! so tell me what do you do?! u a teacher or something?!