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#1 Union_Thug

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Posted 28 April 2010 - 06:57 PM

Source: Lifehacker.com: http://lifehacker.com/5093525/let-me-googl...ps-your-friends

If you're a power searcher, or other people think you are, and you're getting tired of constant requests for answers to questions that a quick Google search would provide, try Let me google that for you. Enter a search term, click the Google Search button, and a link appears that you can copy, paste and send to your friend. When they click the link, an animation displays the complicated process of searching Google for information, and then directs the user to the actual search results page from Google.

Snarky? Yes. However, the time the user is forced to study the search term you used, they might pick up a trick or two in keyword syntax, search operators, literal strings and the like. After all, give a man an answer, and he'll come back tomorrow asking for more. Teach a man to search Google, and you'll have to offer tech support when he ends up downloading malware while cruising shadier purveyors of adult entertainment and file sharing software. :thumbsup:
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Here's an example: Let me Google that for you! :flowers:

Pretty cool, No? Direct link to create your own search terms & generate url: http://lmgtfy.com/

Edited by Union_Thug, 28 April 2010 - 07:01 PM.


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Posted 04 May 2010 - 03:23 PM

I love that site. I used it all the time on another computer site I used to frequent..........

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Posted 21 May 2010 - 10:09 PM

Yeah my teacher showed me that site just a couple months ago..Had never heard of it before, but plan on using it to "show" people sites or what not.

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Btw, who made it? or is it a part of google?
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Posted 22 May 2010 - 10:54 AM

Btw, who made it? or is it a part of google?

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

Created by @coderifous and @rmm5t.

Inspired during a lunch conversation with @coderifous, @tmassing, @rmm5t, @EricStratton, and @methodvon.

The above from the 'about' button on the http://lmgtfy.com/ page. No it's not part of Google.


btw, all the @'s are twitter links on the page. I didn't recreate them in the quote.

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Posted 04 August 2010 - 12:44 PM

For anyone who plays "World of Warcraft" there's also now "Let Me Wowhead That For You" which I found pretty funny.

http://www.lmwhtfy.com/

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Posted 04 August 2010 - 06:33 PM

LOL This was very funny :thumbsup:

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Posted 15 September 2010 - 11:31 PM

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=my+turn+to+test+it


how come it comes up like that when i do it?

Edited by moparfan1234, 15 September 2010 - 11:32 PM.


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Posted 16 September 2010 - 06:50 PM

It replicates exactly what you entered as a search. As if you were doing it for somebody else. You entered my turn to test it which is shown in your URL as "q=my+turn+to+test+it"

Example: http://lmgtfy.com/?q=moparfan1234%2C+site%...ingcomputer.com

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Posted 16 September 2010 - 07:00 PM

the fist post shows this == Here's an example: (((((Let me Google that for you!))))) for the link and mine gives up what i did before you click on it. thats what im not geting. how come his shows up like that^^

Edited by moparfan1234, 16 September 2010 - 07:01 PM.


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Posted 17 September 2010 - 06:11 PM

theres a couple off useful addons for msn that automatically generate a lmgtfy.com url with a command in a conversation

Msgpluslive.net - Scripts - Let Me Google That For You
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Posted 02 October 2010 - 03:39 PM

Thanks, this is going to be a big time saver for me!

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Posted 13 November 2010 - 10:09 PM

Oh, my... This is wonderful! Thanks for sharing this!

Snarky? Why, yes - yes, I am... :thumbsup:

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Posted 14 November 2010 - 10:57 AM

LMGTFY is great to use on those that are too lazy to google for themselves.
And for those who use "Bing"; http://lmbtfy.org/

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Posted 14 November 2010 - 10:52 PM

I like it so much ...

By clicking on the lmgtfy image below, the results bring up all my postings on the internet (if show all results is chosen). Too easy! Besides being colourful, it is a big reminder to .... use Google!

Edited by AustrAlien, 14 November 2010 - 10:58 PM.

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Posted 14 November 2010 - 11:26 PM

Fun to use to mess around with friends, especially those who keep nagging you to google stuff for them...
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