Thursday, February 08, 2007

Some interesting Google features

I came across this article and learned some new, cool things you can do with Google. Based on this article, I am ordering a copy of the author's' book!

Here are a couple of them....

Unit Converter
Google can be used as your unit converter. Simply type the information in the search box on Google's page (or in your Google toolbar) in this format-- x unit1 in unit2, for example, 2 tablespoons in teaspoons. You are actually brought directly into the calculator for the answer.

Package Tracker
As one who does a lot of purchasing of techno-toys over the Internet, I am constantly going to the different package tracking sites to see when my new gadget will arrive. You can simply type the tracking number in the search box of Google and it will provide you with a link to the proper company's tracking page for your package.

Music Artist Information
If you type the name of a music artist in the search box (I chose Bobby Sherman), and click on their name in the hit, you are provided with a list of all of their albums, which leads you to a discography of each, as well as the other albums the songs appeared on, and links to lyrics for the song if they are available online.

Google rules!

Kathy Schrock

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