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13 de marzo de 2009

FINDING INFORMATION ON THE WEB: "to google"

It's known widely that the Web has changed the way we search or access information. Just by typing in the key words the screen shows different URL (Uniform Resource Locator) addresses for us to check and see if they contain the information we are looking for.

Users of Google, one of the most powerful and widely used search engine, have coined a new word "to google" meaning "find certain information on the web". So now people say "why don't you google it on the web?".

If you google "to google", Wikipedia shows this entry:

Google (verb)
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The verb to google (also spelled to Google) refers to using the Google search engine to obtain information on the Web. A neologism arising from the popularity and dominance[1] of the eponymous search engine, the American Dialect Society chose it as the "most useful word of 2002." [2] It was officially added to the Oxford English Dictionary on June 15, 2006,[3] and to the 11th edition of the Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary in July 2006.[4] The first recorded usage of google used as a verb was on July 8, 1998, by Larry Page himself, who wrote on a mailing list: "Have fun and keep googling!"[5]

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