The Power of Google Search

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Real Estate Broker Owner with New Paradigm Partners LLC EB #1326335

We're all fascinated with the power of Google search and we spend countless hours trying to get a feel for how it works and how we can make it work for us. And every once in a while, we discover that Google search is much more complex and powerful than we have imagined. Such is the case with a recent story in BoingBoing.net - Search Masterclass.

Google Earth Model

Daniel Russell, a Google research scientist, showed an audience a picture of a random building in an unnamed city and asked the question, "What's the phone number of the office where this picture was snapped?"

It would be difficult enough to get the phone number of the building. But the phone number of the office where the photographer was standing when he took it? Seriously?

He then proceeded to describe how Google Search can be used to get the correct answer.

Are you ready to have your mind blown? Check out his blog post - Answer: Where are you?

When you get your composure back, you might want to bookmark his blog. This is seriously good stuff!

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Okay, I'm short on time tonight but bookmarked to come back and explore.  It is mindblowing that the info from search can be that specific.

June 26, 2012 06:39 PM
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And I thought I was good at stalking, but I yield to this MASTER STALKER!  Great story.

June 26, 2012 08:08 PM
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Justin & Krystal Knott
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Wow Dick this is crazy!!!  It pays to never give up and keep trying to find the answer, it seems like anything is possible.  Have a lovely evening!  --Krystal

June 26, 2012 09:56 PM
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David Shamansky
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koooorazy! Its beyond scary the stuff google has control over. Did bookmark and thanks for this I will be referring to it often!

June 26, 2012 11:06 PM
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Hello?  Big Brother?  Yes, it's me, Suzanne.  But, you already knew that.  And, here I thought the government would end up being Big Brother! Ha!  Google will own us all eventually.

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