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Interesting Google story from my daughter last night..

Discussion in 'Google' started by gford, Mar 15, 2006.

  1. #1
    Hi all,

    I got a good chuckle out of this last night from my 11 year old. Paraphrased of course.

    Daughter says, "So dad I was working on my architecture project and presentation last night for social studies. I ended up using Yahoo to find my answers instead of Google."

    Dad says, "Oh? Why is that?"

    Daughter says, "I tried Google first and all I was finding was amazon site trying to sell me books on architecture."

    Dad says, "So then you tried Yahoo?"

    Daughter says, "Yes. I was able to find 2 sites on the first page of Yahoo last night that helped me a lot on my project!"

    Dad says, "You couldn't find anything on Google?"

    Daughter says, "No. Not on the first page. I gave up."

    Dad says, "What words did you use in your search?"

    Daughter says, "I don't remember. I was trying to find different blue prints and general architecture information."

    Dad says, "Well that is why there is more then one search engine, good for you trying more then just one!"
     
    gford, Mar 15, 2006 IP
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  2. bpearson

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    #2
    lol, sounds about right
     
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  3. Googles76

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    hahah, yep, and I use MSN whenever I'm searching for a subject that is very recent, not Google that only shows top sites from 2003 and before:mad:
     
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  4. Mong

    Mong ↓↘→ horsePower

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    #4
    hehe :)
    New generation has different technique of searching and probably Yahoo understands it :)
     
    Mong, Mar 15, 2006 IP
  5. adamjthompson

    adamjthompson Well-Known Member

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    I dunno...I do know that I'm 19 and almost always use Yahoo in preference to Google. :)
     
    adamjthompson, Mar 15, 2006 IP
  6. Basoone

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    Hmmmmm! why not make a survey what SE the members of our family use and why do they use it.. Just an Idea :)
     
    Basoone, Mar 15, 2006 IP
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    Well...i am more impressed that your 11 year old is working on an Architecture project! Lets keep those kids online...
     
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  8. gford

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    Hehe. Thanks. It's amazing how well kids work with computers now.

    On the flip side, my wife really dislikes yahoo, thinks google gives best answers (results) but uses MSN most of the time because she likes their home page the best. :eek:
     
    gford, Mar 15, 2006 IP
  9. FujitsuBoy

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    #9
    Hehe sounds like a good heated discussion round the dinner table :D
     
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  10. gford

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    #10

    Actually I usually probe them for WHY they pick one. As a self-taught SEO guy and fly-by-night website owner (I have a "normal" day job as a software engineer) I tend to want to know the HOWS WHYS WHATS.
     
    gford, Mar 15, 2006 IP
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    rubeina Invisible Staff Affiliate Manager

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    I search on MSN or yahoo too sometimes, I really like google but sometimes the results that I get doesn't help at all!! :eek:
     
    rubeina, Mar 15, 2006 IP
  12. Manish Pandey

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    Well my family, friends and ofcourse favour the BIG G... why? as it gives good results... so simple to answer.

    Well I am a 20 years old Engineering Student and have to make projects and seminars related to my stream i.e. Electronics & Communication Engg. I use google and it works just fine for me...

    Manish
     
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    #13
    since the mid 1990s i used Yahoo. i only started using google in the past 2 years. I dont believe Google has better search results than yahoo.. i just guess i finally jumped the banwagon because i wanted to know what all the fuss was about.
     
    zibzer, Mar 15, 2006 IP
  14. chachacallis

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    #14
    wasnt yahoo using google search engine a couple of years back, i use google most of the times, if ia m not able to fine anything there i use yahoo, i never use msn.
     
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  15. candysmith

    candysmith trying not to be evil

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    my parents both use google - because they can see the search box they have to type in without looking for it. :)
     
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    #16
    that's a great story

    I laughed, I cried, it taught me to live again.
     
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  17. spring

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    #17
    yeah yahoo used google's results but then around 2001 or something they stopped using them.
     
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    :D:D i made that up :D:D
     
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    #19
    Funny how the simplest usability issues grab people.

    If it weren't for the branding, Google would have been nothing more than a high tech flashin the pan.

    But then, it's one BIG pan. The most attractive thing about Google is their innovation with other products.

    JL
     
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    That story reminds me of something my 8 y/o daugther said the other day. She was searching for something online while talking to her friend on the phone and I overheard her say to her friend, "Google is waaaaay better than yahoo for finding stuff." :D

    Is it just me or are kids growing up way to fast these days?
     
    Janet, Mar 15, 2006 IP