SEEK AND THOU SHALT FIND … USUALLY ON GOOGLE

What was I looking for and why? Seriously? Why would you care? Why would anyone care? Searching for something, finding it and moving on are kind of like breathing in and out. As natural as plugging a lamp into a socket. As normal as expecting your refrigerator to be cold.

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So there I was, answering a prompt. I needed a picture of Sidney Poitier and another of George Hamilton. It took about 10 seconds to find each of them, another second or two to pick them out, save them, and insert them in the post.

I doubt this is exciting news to anyone. This is how and why people use Google. Are we descending into serious levels of deep triviality here or what? Just saying.

I have a great idea for The Decision Makers of WordPress. Let’s do “What did you have for lunch and why?” next time. That’ll really get our creative juices flowing!



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  1. Need an answer to a question? Just Google it! Need to check the time or weather? Just Google it! Need to find something good to fix for dinner? Just Google it. Life today has become Walmart and Google!

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  2. I don’t know…. I enjoy reading about the little things that make people tick. It can show a lot about how they do, what they do, why they do. No one uses anything the same exact way. 🙂 But since you asked, I skipped lunch today because coffee sounded better. Not smarter, but more delicious. 🙂

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  3. “Sidney Poitier” !?
    I watch ‘Lilies of the Field’ at least once every 2 years. It’s a fav.

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  4. Hope you’re feeling better. Just wanted to stop by and tell you.

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  5. Yaa, who needs all the other shit!

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    • It’s a silly answer to an unimaginative prompt. Lately WP is either selling their “features” or putting out seriously uninspired prompts. I do better just listening to what they say on TV.

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  6. Just a little bit. You should do your own prompt – flick a dictionary!

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    • More and more, I’m doing just that. It seems that WordPress has fallen into doing whatever is easy rather than imaginative. Either the prompts are ways of getting you to try out their new technical features or they’re just plain silly.

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      • That’s good to hear – I’ll never replace proper book research with google – if for nothing else, the happy accidents you come across. Search algorithms are just too effective. If I want to know something about flowers, I want to know everything from fa- to fli- 😀

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        • And for this, I find a book and buy it. It’s like trying to learn how to play baseball by Googling it. There are things for which Google is great … like finding a portrait of an actor or politician. And things where you’re better off asking someone — “Grandma? could you show me how to crochet?” — or join a team. Or buy a few books or borrow them from a library. Anyone serious about research knows that Google is the beginning the search, not the end.

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