Here are three interesting and fun things I have recently stumbled on:
Google sets is a Google Labs product that automatically creates sets of words from a few keywords. You enter a few keywords from a set of things, and then press “Large Set” or “Small Set” and Google tries to predict similar keywords in the set. For example:
Googlism was created as a fun tool to see what Google “thinks” of certain topics and people. To try it out, I entered my name and got this back: “Sorry, Google doesn’t know enough about eddie awad yet.” Oh well, I’m not famous yet. But when you search for “Tom Kyte”, you get:
Yesterday, Ask.com introduced the emoticons (aka smileys) and instant messaging shorthand search by simply typing the smiley or the shorthand into the search box. For example:
Now, if you get an email with all this Internet jargon, you know where to go to look it up.