Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Care to Google It?

Happy Birthday, Google! The Ultimate Internet Search Engine turned 10 on Sunday. Sorry for the Belated Celebration, guys, but we've been too busy undoing all the quasi-good things you've wrought!

10 reasons Your Humble Scribe both loves & hates Google:
10. If we need a good George Carlin Joke, we know where to look!
9. Sometimes we Google George Carlin and get impostors!
8. When our students need a solid research source, there are millions of legitimate ".org" & ".edu" sites for them to search.
7. Quite a few of Our Cherubs prefer to Google It, Change a Couple of Paragraphs, Put Their Names on It, Print It Out & Turn It In as "original" work. Yeah, right!
6. When The Scribe needs a Nifty Snap or 2 for Blogging Purposes, Comfort is just a Click Away!
5. Wouldn't want to be a professional photographer, nor one who relys on royalties, in this Google-Intensive Environment!
3. Google seems to be Monopolizing Infinity & Beyond! Picasa, FeedBurner, YouTube, Blogger, AdSense, GMail, Google Earth, Google Maps...$150 billion Strong & Growing!
2. Google makes The Scribe Family's life easy in So. Many. Ways. Just the other day, Ella Numera Una asked if we could have something "new" for dinner. Ella Numera Dos was Quickly On the Case. Pasta Raphael will become a staple in Our House, shore 'nuff!
1. Google makes The Scribe's Teaching Life so much more difficult. Beware Plagiarists & Other Cheaters of Your Ilk! The Scribe can catch you using Google, too!


Hippie Family... said...

and you can do that fun test and type in "your name" and the word NEEDS and it has phycic powers!! ;) ok, but when I teach at work that's always my fun thing at the end of the day :D

Deanna said...

And even Google thinks they can improve on themselves. I haven't tried their new search engine. I am too Google loyal.

Veggie Mom said...

Sometimes I think Google is My Best Friend. But I TOTALLY understand the downside of this nifty tool, too. The kids in my English classes get smarter every year--Google makes them practically invincible, in a cheating kinda way.

MammaDawg said...

I live under a rock. Didn't even realize it was their birthday?!

You must see some pret-ty in-terest-ing stuff come your way, huh?

Kinda like working in hotels. Never a boring day. ;)

Gina said...

I love Google! I always get a smile when they change their font for holidays.

HappyChyck said...

Hahaha! I love it when my students think that we teachers don't how to use Google. I love to go check out the cool few features that they have from time to time. They are taking over the world!

Dawn said...

I love Google! Happy birthday Google!!! Cute post!

CaliforniaTeacherGuy said...

Wow! Ten years is a long time in the world of cyberspace!

MoziEsmé said...

Great list!

It does make research so easy, but it also lessens credibility of research, since it is so easy to publish information these days . . . There are always good and bad points to everything, it seems.


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