Do you not use Google? Why?

Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by psychofreak, Nov 22, 2006.

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I search with Google

  1. Yes

    161 vote(s)
    96.4%
  2. No, I use another engine

    6 vote(s)
    3.6%
  3. I don't search

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
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  1. psychofreak Retired

    psychofreak

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    #1
    I don't know anyone on the tubes not googling, are you one of those people?
     
  2. iSaint macrumors 603

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    My high school students use Ask Jeeves. I try to explain to them the proper use of Google as well as our education database, EBSCO. They don't get it, they just want the easy way out.

    I use Google.
     
  3. pianoman macrumors 68000

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  4. jknight8907 macrumors 6502a

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    #4
    I love Google. I live and breathe Google.

    Google is good. Dr. K approves Google.
     
  5. zap2 macrumors 604

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    I'm a HUGe google fan. I use Google Doc and SpreadSheets(at home I used Pages over Docs, but I always use Spreadsheet and at school I copy+paste to Word at the end when I print if its an offical project simply because I know how to make things look nicer in Word then I do in Docs)

    I also have a Gmail account, also google to search, and I use the browser google pushes for FireFox
     
  6. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    I use Google and get frustrated every time I try anything but Google.
     
  7. Zwhaler macrumors 603

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    Google is too damn fast and good (gotta love it when you type in "failure" and hit Im Feeling Lucky and it links to George W. Bush's page) for me to consider another search engine. I just want to find what I'm looking for, I don't need any of these fancy tools to make it more effecient. In fact, it actually does quite the opposite.
     
  8. islandman macrumors 6502

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    I tried www.live.com and even though the results are satisfactory, there's just something extra cool about using google. It would take a lot to get me to use anything else (I've been using Google since the days of using Lycos and Hotbot).
     
  9. thugpoet22 macrumors regular

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    I'm a big fan of google software. When i had windows i had google desktop, and google deskbar, google earth and i also have a gmail account. I think google is doing big things right now and with such great products that are free i guess i can see why?
     
  10. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    I like Google and use them almost exclusively, but I still don't like their interface/layout.
     
  11. Quboid macrumors 6502

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    why wouldn't anyone not use google????? Know what i heard, if you use google ever minute of everyday for one whole year, you finish the internet.......:D........i joke!!
     
  12. Xeem macrumors 6502a

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    I used to use ask.com and yahoo search, but I pretty much use google exclusively now because of speed and browser integration.
     
  13. wmmk macrumors 68020

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    #13
    I use google because it's become a habit and I have gmail
     
  14. theman5725 macrumors 6502

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    I use Google to search web, images, and news. I have a gmail account. I use Google earth. I sometimes use Google spreadsheets and docs.

    I love Google.:D
     
  15. Felldownthewell macrumors 65816

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    I never use anything but google. Works better than any engine I've ever tried before, plus it has useful little tidbits like google maps and gmail (for my backup email account)
     
  16. kerpow macrumors 6502

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    Only Google. Tried Live.com the other day and its not as fast. It does have some nice features and plugins like msdewey.com

    But I recently setup Google Reader as my RSS reader so it would take alot to move me away from the big G.
     
  17. spicyapple macrumors 68000

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    I use the search bar in Safari. It searches in Google, so I guess that's what I use. :)

    I have a few adwords with Google, so I periodically google certain search strings to see my listings on the right hand side show up. :)
     
  18. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    #18
    I use Google a lot (though more and more their non-branded developer version searchmach), for generic searches.

    But, just as often I use one of my other firefox search engines...

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  19. AdeFowler macrumors 68020

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    #19
    I'm a Googler. The interface is just fine for its purpose, the Safari search box is very handy, the alternatives ain't great imho.
     
  20. Case-sensitive macrumors member

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    Always google - but as someone above said, more from habit than anything else.
     
  21. kretzy macrumors 604

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  22. luminosity macrumors 65816

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    #23
    google didn't get to $500 a share by being a lousy search engine.

    (yes)
     
  23. clevin macrumors G3

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    #24
    i always double click and context search, or cmd+k, so google is always first choice.
     
  24. AlBDamned macrumors 68030

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    #25
    I heard a guy present today on search and he stated that in the US, Google has a 55/60% of all search, whereas in the UK, it's 80% to Google. Does that tally with people's thinking?

    edit: I guess not if you look at the poll results... :eek: ;)
     
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