You may be able to ask Google questions you would never ask aloud and the search engine will silently offer you the answers. But, ou can’t think of Google as an oracle for anonymous searches. Sometimes, the most intimate questions a person is asking—about health worries, relationship woes, financial hardship—are the ones that set off a chain reaction that can have troubling consequences both online and offline.
You can use Wolfram Alpha in all kinds if ways, and it’s often a better idea to load up the computational knowledge engine rather than your search portal of choice. Here are 16 of the most useful queries that Wolfram Alpha can handle but leave Google stumped.
Google created this video that it said provides an “overview of the search terms that captivated the world this year.”
The late co-founder of Apple and a mobile phone that never materialized found their way onto the list of the 10 most popular searches at Google in 2011.
Pretend for a moment that you are Google’s search engine. Someone types the word “dresses” and hits enter. What will be the very first result?
Google’s special features just got a potentially lifesaving addition.
Last week, Google began offering suicide prevention hotline information to people who were searching suicide-related terms.
The image of a red telephone appears at the tops of the search list and includes a number for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.
Google accounted for 71.08% of all US searches conducted in the four weeks ending Oct. 3, 2009, according to research just released by Experian Hitwise. Yahoo Search, Bing, and Ask.com received 16.38%, 8.96%, and 2.56%, respectively. The remaining 52 search engines in the Hitwise Search Engine Analysis Tool accounted for 1.04% of US searches:
On Tuesday, search giant Google released an experimental tool that tracks the intensity and movement of the influenza virus across the United States by monitoring the number of times that people search the Web using terms related to the disease.