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May 29, 2014

WALLACE: Just Google it

Tonawanda News — I’ve come to realize that I have a “friend” that I rely on for everything from relationship advice, to recipes, to medical diagnosis, to how to fix a flat tire and pretty much anything else you can imagine. This “friend” is named Google. Yep, I said Google. The Internet search engine where you can ask pretty much any question, in any way and find a plethora of answers.

Now obviously I am not being serious when I use the term “friend” to describe Google, but I have realized that there are some similarities between the popular search engine and a good friend. First, a good friend is always there when you need them. So is Google. Anytime, day or night, you can type in your query and Google will be there to provide an answer. 

Another similarity is that Google fills some of the same roles as a friend like giving advice, but in this case in the form of an answer to a question. 

Ah, the answer to a question. That is the real crux of Google. 

Remember when you used to ask a random question about what the name of a certain movie was or who was that actor on that TV show? In the “olden days,” if you or the people you were with didn’t know the answer, you were left just wondering and hoping that maybe someday it would come to you. And sometimes you were lucky and it did. But most of the time, you were left with this unanswered question, forever being nagged with “who sang that song?”

Not any more thanks to Google and the various other less popular Internet search engines. Now you can have immediate access to answers ranging from what year did man first walk on the moon to what actor played Remington Steele?

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