• Re: New recycling bins

    From Midnight Flip@21:1/219 to JoE DooM on Tuesday, July 12, 2022 21:01:16
    Probably the most common one used across the planet is "Googling".

    Actually, "Googling" is probably one of the more valid ones. How many people Google something, using a different search engine like Bing? ;)

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  • From Nightfox@21:1/137 to Midnight Flip on Tuesday, July 12, 2022 14:07:23
    Re: Re: New recycling bins
    By: Midnight Flip to JoE DooM on Tue Jul 12 2022 09:01 pm

    Probably the most common one used across the planet is "Googling".

    Actually, "Googling" is probably one of the more valid ones. How many people Google something, using a different search engine like Bing? ;)

    I still feel like that sounds a bit odd, but maybe that's because I started using the internet in 1995, several years before Google existed. I still often like to say "searching" or "online search" etc. because Google isn't the only search engine around. It seems people sometimes forget there are other search engines out there.

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  • From nblade@21:3/170 to Nightfox on Tuesday, July 12, 2022 23:41:14
    I still feel like that sounds a bit odd, but maybe that's because I started using the internet in 1995, several years before Google existed.
    I still often like to say "searching" or "online search" etc. because Google isn't the only search engine around. It seems people sometimes forget there are other search engines out there.


    I sort don't use "Googling" either. Likely because I to remember when they would print Internet Yellow Pages of sorts. Not to mention I remember using tings like Yahoo and Altavista to do searches.

    As a side note, I'm not sure why people started to say "Interwebs". I always think it makes the person sound dumb. I know that most people think of websites as the Internet but there is still a whole lot more out there that's not part of a website.

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  • From Nightfox@21:1/137 to nblade on Tuesday, July 12, 2022 16:03:16
    Re: Re: Common terminology
    By: nblade to Nightfox on Tue Jul 12 2022 11:41 pm

    I sort don't use "Googling" either. Likely because I to remember when they would print Internet Yellow Pages of sorts. Not to mention I remember using tings like Yahoo and Altavista to do searches.

    "I sort don't"?
    "I to remember"?

    In the 90s I also used to use Yahoo and Altavista, as well as SavvySearch, Lycos, sometimes Ask Jeeves and others.

    As a side note, I'm not sure why people started to say "Interwebs". I always think it makes the person sound dumb. I know that most people think of websites as the Internet but there is still a whole lot more out there that's not part of a website.

    It's a joke. It's not that people are being dumb. I don't remember where it came from, but I remember people starting to say "interwebs" as a sort of joke term.
    https://www.techopedia.com/definition/23549/interweb

    Also, I remember someone (apparently Ted Stevens) made an analogy that the itnernet is like a "series of tubes". So sometimes now I might say "intertubes".

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  • From Warpslide@21:3/110.2 to Nightfox on Tuesday, July 12, 2022 21:52:56
    *** Quoting Nightfox from a message to Midnight Flip ***

    I still feel like that sounds a bit odd, but maybe that's because I started using the internet in 1995, several years before Google
    existed.

    Yup, ditto here. I remember Webcrawler was one of my favourite search
    engines beofore Google came out.

    I still often liketo say "searching" or "online search" etc. because Google isn't the only search engine around. It seems people sometimes forget there are other search engines out there.

    I think I've fallen into saying "google" for online searching now. I wonder if Duck Duck Go takes off if we'll all eventually starting "ducking" for things online... lol


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  • From claw@21:1/210 to Nightfox on Wednesday, July 13, 2022 07:57:38
    On 12 Jul 2022, Nightfox said the following...
    In the 90s I also used to use Yahoo and Altavista, as well as
    SavvySearch, Lycos, sometimes Ask Jeeves and others.

    MetaCrawler!


    Nightfox

    Pretty sure interwebs was a president. Now it a running joke that the one person was stupid.

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  • From nblade@21:3/170 to Nightfox on Wednesday, July 13, 2022 14:39:27
    "I sort don't"?
    "I to remember"?


    Just proves that I need to proofread before I send a message.

    It's a joke. It's not that people are being dumb. I don't remember
    where it came from, but I remember people starting to say "interwebs" as
    a sort of joke term.
    https://www.techopedia.com/definition/23549/interweb


    Well that's thing. I have known too many smart people that seem to be unaware that it's a joke. They seem to think it's the correct term. Hence my comment on it.

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