Do I Google?

The triple W’s is as equal footing to water these days; I wouldn’t be surprised if 5th graders have facebook and twitter accounts to follow Justin Beiber. The world indeed is as small as a green pea. As much as we tackle the offshoots of internet and the cyberworld, the benefits still outweigh the side-effects. Almost all trending and “odd” topics have their own websites. Even a college dropout can create a billion dollar machine that makes people intermingle; and the good thing is, there’s no prejudice and misconception in all its corners – no clear barrier between a rich man using a social networking site for business purposes to a poor man searching for friends. However, this article is exclusive for one website my needle of opinions would like to pierce, I restrain the topic to a certain limitation, and I mean to a certain site.

I ask you, DO YOU GOOGLE? As loud as you say NO, the probability is, you have and you WILL. Putting your hands in keyboards is a necessity in the modern lifestyle, except if you’re a caveman who outlived Neanderthals thousands of years ago. Google have changed the sum-total of learning and searching. It became an encyclopedia stored in a flashing monitor; widespread and easy to see. And an instant ticket to any website you haven’t and want to visit. More applications were even introduced to the global invasion of this website, extending its well equipped claws to the far reaches and every dot in the map. Google earth, Google videos, Google mail, Google advertising, Google search.. you ask, I name it, the list spells “forever” itself. Not to mention, two of the most visited site in cyberworld is Google-owned; YouTube and Blogger. Net browser Google chrome and photo editing program, Picasa is Google owned as well. Im not endorsing or anything, but the whole reality flabbergasts my sense of belief that from a minuscule speck of creation would breed up an empire of different varieties, that even a two-man personnel (Larry Page and Sergey Brin, “Google Guys”) can create a multi-billion making site that started from pen and parchment. I searched for a journal article about cell biology through Google, and voala, shining in all its glory is a library of free articles in PDF and HTML format (Open access in biomedcentral.com). Searching was is easier, and eventually raised the bar in research online (Wikipedia for instance), usual day to day education, the viral spread of scandals and issues, and a platform for media.

In this day and age, you don’t have to pace back and forth from your dormitory to the library and approach a frowning librarian just to ask for a book regarding your take home quiz. Quotes, issues, life stories – all accessible night and day. A peek of what happens on the other side of the globe. And not worry if your blood relatives and cherished ones are doing well in a distant place away from where you are; sending a message with a push of a button – and in less than a minute, it can arrive, wherever you are in the face of the planet, as long as you’re connected to the network.

And as a final point, dreaming that big “is” achievable in the first place, provided that you have the fortitude, the skills, and the self-reliance. Well, I’m forced to admit – that human race is, without a doubt, evolving to the limits. Brilliant ideas are sure to sprout one day, all it takes is a little drop of water to mature, and endow its beauty to full magnificence and captivate the attention of the unquenched thirsts of the social order. There is more to come.. to vastness and for the search of knowledge.

THEN, do I have to reiterate the title to myself again? I imagine you know the answer already.

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