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Great Googly Moogly
Member Name: stebiz
Advantages: Everything, Free Search, Free Webspace, Free Mail, Free Office Programs
Google started off as a search Engine. Now it is a lot more. Life without Google - I can't imagine it really. I use Google to:
I have used many different search engines in the past including Yahoo, Ask, MSN etc but in my opinion none have ever been as accurate or fast as Google. The search engine google.com has billions of pages that it searches when you look for a particular thing. It can also find phrases, paragraphs etc
Ever had a problem reading a letter in a foreign language. Type it into Google Language translator and low and behold it has been translated for you. Not 100% accurate but it gives you the gist of the letter and there are many different languages to chose from. It will also translate web pages for you. Seen something you like on Italian Ebay - this is just the tool you need.
These are a great idea and are the main source of income for Google. As a webmaster you can show adverts and be paid by google. It might only be a small amount of money but it adds up. Or maybe you are a business and need visitors to your site. You can buy adwords!!
I find this quite interesting as they have 1000's of books, which are now in the public domain online. These are easy to read an are page numbered so you can find the page easily the next time you visit.
Fancy a blog? You can sign up for free and get a free blog. Really easy to update too with images. You aren't limited either so you can store thousands of photos etc
I've had a few google mail accounts since they first began on beta. They are fantastic. The mail quota they give you is about 7 Gig. Yes I said 7 Gig. In one of my accounts I have 35000 mails - and it is still only a 1/4 full. It also allows you to search for old mails by date/keyword etc. A fantastic mail program. I have only ever had a very small amount of downtime, and even then the mail themselves were never compromised.
Google have also implemented a document writing tool. This is attached to your mail so you can easy write letters/documents etc and save them online. There are many features in this program that you find in Microsoft Office. This includes word count, word check etc and it is absolutely free. I love it.
It doesn't end there either. Fancy designing yourself a web site. You can do this free too. They provide the tools and the web space.
Fancy looking at a place anywhere on earth. You can now do this by looking at a birds eye view. It really does look really good. So the Great Wall of China isn't as far as you think.
I could go on all day telling you about the services Google offer. Most of these are free. Pop along to Google.com
Summary: A well respected company with great products!!