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Posted 31 October 2013 - 11:32 PM Edited by StormerBoy, 31 October 2013 - 11:33 PM.

Ever wonder why people post questions on forums or alike when they could get an immediate answer just by Googling it?

Not to be a hypocrite, because I'm guilty of it myself sometimes. Also sometimes you want the answer but also feel like starting a discussion around it. But certainly sometimes people really need to be aware they can help them selves out more accurately and quickly just by using Google.

In fact, going off topic a little, it's amazing just what you can find out on Google these days. I remember when I first starting browsing the net back in 2000. It seemed the that there was an enormous amount of content out there, and there was. But it doesn't compare to what we have on the net toady. Now you can find an answer to anything, or anything that someone in the world does already know at least. Back then it was difficult.
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Posted 31 October 2013 - 11:33 PM

I think sometimes people just want a personalized answer.

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Posted 31 October 2013 - 11:36 PM

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Posted 31 October 2013 - 11:37 PM

That's not true. Google always gives me the exact opposite of the answer I want.


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Posted 01 November 2013 - 12:11 AM

A-bit-o-love

 

Not love, but interactivity. The ability to tell someone that you don't understand what they said, and can you clarify it.

 

Suggestions (ie: "What Halloween movie should I watch? I'm looking for X to be included similar to how Y did it. "), and technical questions that you can't bring up a name for, or are too vague and you might need to narrow it down but don't know how on your own, are also a lot easier to ask presently.


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Posted 01 November 2013 - 03:32 AM

When I've already exhausted all other options I rush to ask it here. If I don't know what the problem is so I can't narrow it down for the selective thing that is search engines I rush to post it here.

 

It's that human element of asking questions. You know, the thought that whoever you're talking to might actually have brain to help you.


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Posted 01 November 2013 - 03:43 AM

Ever wonder why people post questions on forums or alike when they could get an immediate answer just by Googling it?

Not to be a hypocrite, because I'm guilty of it myself sometimes. Also sometimes you want the answer but also feel like starting a discussion around it. But certainly sometimes people really need to be aware they can help them selves out more accurately and quickly just by using Google.


(1) It's polite, and a nice thing to do. It's not like people demand a(n) answer.

(2) Google sometimes doesn't have all the answers.

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Posted 01 November 2013 - 03:52 AM

When you are on a forum you can put a lot of detail in your question, whereas when you google it you are just looking at someone else's question not your own, here you can type whatever you want and get an answer.


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Posted 01 November 2013 - 07:29 AM

Google will only provide you answers to questions that have been asked by someone else before. Most of the times, that's sufficient. But at times when you need to be a little more specific, a discussion board will help you out.


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Posted 01 November 2013 - 07:45 PM

Ever wonder why people post questions on forums or alike when they could get an immediate answer just by Googling it?

Not to be a hypocrite, because I'm guilty of it myself sometimes. Also sometimes you want the answer but also feel like starting a discussion around it. But certainly sometimes people really need to be aware they can help them selves out more accurately and quickly just by using Google.

In fact, going off topic a little, it's amazing just what you can find out on Google these days. I remember when I first starting browsing the net back in 2000. It seemed the that there was an enormous amount of content out there, and there was. But it doesn't compare to what we have on the net toady. Now you can find an answer to anything, or anything that someone in the world does already know at least. Back then it was difficult.

 

 

I hope this answers your question





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