Two people are having a conversation, when one asks a question, and the other in a bid not to give an answer to the question, says ‘Go ask Google’. Some see it as a jab. Others see it as being rude. However that statement is taken, the truth is if people would pay attention to those words, they would walk away with more answers to their questions than with annoyance in their hearts.
Google is a search portal available on the internet. Whatever information you want, spell it out in the Google search engine and answers await you. Whether it’s a brilliant question like ‘What is calamari?’ or a not so brilliant question like ‘What is the colour of charcoal?’
Every time I get on Google, especially when it’s in line with my areas of interest, I’m always amazed at the amount of information available to me. I always wish I could ‘eat’ them all at once. So it really can be irritating when the average person holding a smartphone only feels cool and fly to have a posh phone but is not excited about the resource at his fingertips. Sometime ago, an organization was carrying out an awareness campaign on cervical cancer. Some representatives from the organization where speaking with some ladies and these ladies had no idea where the cervix is located in their bodies. The representatives really felt pained because these ladies owned connected BlackBerry phones.
It has been said that if you want to hide something from a Nigerian, put it in writing. Is this why people are not utilizing the power of search engines? Is it a case of not knowing the beauty and power available out there on the web or what? Please geeks help me out! Anyway, the next time you are tempted to ask the person standing or sitting next to you about something, just get smart and go ask Google instead.
Disclaimer: I am not in any way putting an advert out for Google. I know there are other search engines out there. I only chose to use Google in my article because I feel it is very popular.