Let Me Google That For You

Ever have people ask you simple questions which could have easily been answered by a simple Google query? Does it bother you?

It doesn’t bother me. I’m a social creature and think sometimes we ask questions of others not to learn the answer but to appear interested.

If, however, you are annoyed by the luddites in your life, send them a link to Let Me Google That For You. Simply enter the search terms in the text box and click the “Google Search” button. A Google query URL will be generated and ready for you to copy and paste in an email, online forum, or blog comment.

Their tagline says it all:

This is for all those people that find it more convenient to bother you with their question rather than google it for themselves.

Try it.

“the rhetoric” brentdanley
where is saco, maine
evolution v. creationism
firefox quick search

Pretty neat, eh?

3 Comment

  1. Cute. I could imagine *wanting* to use that, but I don’t think it’s ever really necessary to be that rude to someone. Even if they are a FREAKIN MORON!

  2. @Steven – Agreed. Although it would be useful if you were trying to be funny or if you were so annoyed you just didn’t care and wanted to send a strong “you’re a dumbass” message.

    I thought of you when I discovered this. You’re always sending me links to things when I ask you questions. :)

    I discovered it from a comment on one of my Flickr pictures.

  3. It’s definitely a good link if you appreciate sarcasm. If not, maybe not so much.

    Speaking generally, I love it when people ask me a question that requires some expertise (ie, what camera should I buy?). I am less enthusiastic when someone asks me a question that is easily googled (ie, how do I take a screen shot?).

    In any case, the “let me google this for you” is probably better used in anonymous situations like internet forums, rather than with actual friends or colleagues.

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