Wednesday, May 18, 2005

Google Cool

Some free advertising for Google...

Ken tells me about Google sets (try putting in "Xander" and "Willow" or "Scooby" and "Shaggy" or a couple of Kevin Bacon movies...) and Google suggest (you only need to type "Mary Mes" to find me...) and Google scholar (for those of us who still have homework to deal with...) He was also playing with Google ridefinder which Chicagoist is apparently just now discovering. They've also got links to all kinds of other super-neat Chicago-centric things to do with Google maps, like househunting, looking at crime stats, checking traffic, locating an El station (though I haven't gotten that to work yet) and photoblogging.

You go, Google.

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2 comments:

Andrew Gray said...

(Google Suggest is neat, and occasionally amusing - as someone pointed out a while back, you can tell it's been carefully sanitised...

Similar functionality can be found with WikiWax, which does the same thing using Wikipedia article names. Surprisingly useful tool, since it's a sort-of-controlled list.

The define: tool in Google is also very handy; a standard search on "define:word or phrase" runs it past a few dozen reference works and shows what emerges.

Mary said...

Neat. Wikipedia seems like a very science fictional idea.