Frankly tell me, how many of us aren’t addicted to google search or ‘Googling’ as its popularly known? You’ll find that most of us use google every now and then for searching anything on internet and I must say its THE BEST search engine even though there are other popular search engines in the internet market.
Apart from search engine, if you’re in the US you’ll certainly use Google to get directions using Google map 🙂 – this has made my life sO easy; The GPS units too are popular but with G-map u can trust to find it!
Google also has acquired You-tube in 2006 so then now we’re thinking: what next?!
With one gmail id you can access google documents,spreadsheet, reader,library,calendar
Other services are : Dodge ball-a social networking site for mobile users. Feed burner-news feed management service. i-Google-customizable homepage. Google Desktop-application for customizing desktop.
Some of the other popular services are Orkut-social network of friends (I was very much addicted to it, once 🙄 )
Page creator-webpage publishing program. Picassa album-Photo uploading and sharing site.
Is also in advertising with Adsense,addwords, Click to call-calling systems for users to advertise for free at google’s expense from search result page!!
Google checkout-online payment processing service for simplifying the process of online payment.
Web and e-mail discussion service and Usenet archive. Users can join a group, make a group, publish posts, track their favorite topics, write a set of group web pages updatable by members and share group files. In January, 2007, version 3 of Google Groups was released. New features include the ability to create customised pages and share files.
Game that induces participants to submit valid descriptions (labels) of images in the web, in order to later improve Image Search.
Image search engine, with results based on the filename of the image, the link text pointing to the image and text adjacent to the image. When searching, a thumbnail of each matching image is displayed.
Collection of linguistic applications, including one that allows users to translate text or web pages from one language to another, and another that allows searching in web pages located in a specific country or written in a specific language.
Search engine tailored towards everyday needs, such as train times, recipes and housing.
A specialised search engine that obtains Film showing times near a user-entered location as well as providing reviews of films compiled from several different websites,
Music ranking of the songs played with iTunes, Winamp, Windows Media Player and Yahoo Music. Trends are generated by Google Talk’s “share your music status” feature.
Automated news compilation service and search engine for news.
Phew! 😯 that was something!!
I received a funny email forward sometime back and it looks at a lighter aspect of Google, the pic is given below. 😀
(click on the pic to see an enlarged view)
This is a THING to be worried isn’t it? 😉
This is not any endorsement of Google or its products and services-my aim is to tell that we’re so much depended on products and services provided by Google.