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  • ISBN10: 1412998786
  • ISBN13: 9781412998789
  • Paperback
  • 224 pages
  • Corwin

Going Google: Powerful Tools for 21st Century Learning
by Jared J. (Jack) Covili

Reviewed by reonimmanuel

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  • Posted 6 years ago
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Cool Google Tricks

AreL - I really enjoy this Google tricks very much. google-loco But it’s also something of an “I’m Feeling Lucky” trick, because if you load in the search terms “Google Loco” and hit the I’m Feeling Lucky button, the search will take you directly to the joke site. The site itself has a couple of fun features. For one, and most immediately noticeable, instead of the Google logo, the words “Google Loco” appear in its place, although in the same signature font and color scheme that make it a pretty good imitation. Not only that, but the letters are doing a fun little dance. Try google gravity

They look a bit like they had too many drinks at the company Christmas party, or they are waiting in line to use the bathroom. It’s cute. Below the search bar, there’s a mock up of the two usual Google buttons, but instead of Google Search, it reads “Loco Search” and in place of the “I’m Feeling Lucky” button it says “I’m Feeling Loco.” There’s another key feature related to the search bar itself. Start typing in the bar, and the colors of the field and the letters themselves change colors with each new letter typed. Type fast and they flash like a Pink Floyd laser show. Type slowly, and see the new color scheme one letter at a time. It’s a pretty impressive range of colors, more elaborate than the typical Google letters. For all the fun of Google Loco, the search results leave a little to be desired. The swearch results return on the same page as the loco logo (as any custom search results will), so all but one of your results fall below the page fold. Not an especially bracing user experience. Once you get past the ads, you’ll find that the results are all from within the google.com domain itself (again, (as any custom search results will). So on a search for, for example funny google tricks you’ll get a result about how to avoid phishing scams. Alas, as good as Google may be at crawling the web, these results are not exactly pertinent. The tabs for Image, Video and News searches do offer a wider array of results from around the web. The fine print at the bottom of the google loco page makes it clear the site’s not affiliated in any way with Google, and offers some trademark language to appease the subject of the joke. There are some other Google Loco imitators, like Google Loco in Spanish, and google loco that gives you the option of customizing the Google logo. And if you really love the original, you can even like its Facebook page.

http://goo.gl/EjvGkv

http://www.arel.info/internet/google-gravity-im-feeling-lucky/

http://www.arel.info/internet/google-tricks/

http://goo.gl/C5fFtb

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