There are many reasons why I prefer to use Google over other search engines. First of all, I am a creature of habit, and old habits die hard. I have always used Google because I think it is simply better than other search engines; I feel like I ought to use Google if I want to see the most/best results. Secondly, consumer-wise, I am a very loyal person. As great examples, since I like McDonald’s, I never go to Burger King and since I prefer Coke, I never buy Pepsi. I don’t believe that I have ever used anything but Google in the decade or so that I have been using computers; Google has always been my homepage. So therefore I must admit I am a Google guy.
When I need information, I use Google. I like the fact that they list thousands of sites I could potentially find the information I’m looking for on even though I couldn’t possibly look at all of them. The fact that Google provides me with more sites that I could possibly surf in one session is as comforting as it is perplexing.
When I want to catch up on current events, I always go to Google News. I think of myself as a current events expert. I love conversing about news so I always make sure I am caught up with the very latest tidbits. I have a need to know about what everyone is talking about, I guess. While there are plenty of news platforms I read, I usually get there via Google News. I love being able to choose which headline I want to read and which headline is the newest.
The same can be said for Google Images. If my wife mentions some young movie star I have never heard of, I take it upon myself to find out at least what this star looks like so that I feel somewhat informed. I also use Google Images to identify rocks, plants, birds, and other wildlife I may find on any of my weekend hikes into the Catskill Mountains.
Lastly when I want to hear a song I don’t own, Google Videos provides me with the song. I love that I can get anything from the Grateful Dead’s Touch of Grey to Tool’s 46 & 2. Google has it all!
I still can’t get over the difference in clarity. So from now on when you use a maps feature will you use Bing?