Use This Web­site Next Time Your Friend Asks to Search for Them

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The internet is relatively easy to use and easy place to be as compared to the physical world clouded with harsh realities and no Google, Bing, Yahoo or DuckDuckGo to answer your queries within a few seconds.

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Yet there are people around us constantly asking us to Google something or the other for them, although they can clearly do that themselves too.

We have a way for you to vent your frustration in a modest way, horse around a bit and, in extreme cases, even end up educating someone the nuances of internet search engines.

Welcome LMGTFY — a unique way for you to have some fun and also to help people learn how to search.

Let Me Google That For You (LMGTFY) was first created in 2008 and served as a simple tool for people to learn to search the internet better.

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It still retains that primary function. You can choose from a variety of search engines including Google, Bing, Yahoo, AOL, Ask and DuckDuckGo; type in the search query and press ‘Get Link’.

The link can then be shared with your friend who needs help searching. If you paste the link in a new address it’ll show you a step-by-step guide on how to search Google or any other search engine that you might choose.

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If you’ve selected Google as the target search engine then the site serves choices such as ‘images, videos, news’ and other ones usually found on the search engine.

There is another little thing that you’ll find on the website below the search box — a tick box with text which says ‘Include Internet Explainer’.

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Enabling the box will make the shortened URL serve four more slides before the guide, which probably escalates the horsing around a bit.

Although the website didn’t work very well on mobile devices, it was recently updated to look and feel better when being accessed via a mobile-based web browser.

Share this with your friends and colleagues at your own discretion as not everyone will take this as a learning or joke, which it is supposed to be.

The website creator says that more new search engines will be added soon.


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