I think that I can easily say that most of the people I know use Google, as do most of the world. How are your googling skills?
On 7 April this year, Google started a puzzle challenge called “A Google a Day” which will put your googling skills to the test. I’ve been doing a few of them, as I get a chance, and it is very interesting to say the least.
You get given a clue and using that clue you need to find out what the answer is using Google. Once you think you have the answer, you input it and it’ll tell you if it is correct or not. Of course, you can admit defeat and ask for the answer. They will also explain what is possibly the easiest way you could have found the answer, whether you give up or get the answer.
Whether you do it to just put your skills to the test or use it to learn from fresh, you will eventually become a Google Master. You say, “But what’s the point, I can just google the answer. That is where Deja Google comes in. According to the website:
To keep the game interesting for everyone, we created Deja Google – A wormhole inspired time machine that searches the Internet as it existed before the game began. Because nobody wants someone’s recent blog post about finding an answer spoiling their fun.
Go check it out at agoogleaday.com
- A trivia game where using Google is allowed (googleblog.blogspot.com)
- A Google a Day (techtimely.wordpress.com)
- A Google-a-Day Puzzle for Wednesday, June 8th (wired.com)
- A Google a Day: Googling the Answer is not Always Cheating! (epiphanysolutions.co.uk)