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Jim Rossman: Learn to make internet searching work for you

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Searching for images

Did you know Google can search for images?

If you want to find pictures of the Golden Gate Bridge, you can search for that term and click the “Images” link on the results page.

If you have a photo you’d like to learn about, you can do a reverse image search on the picture and bring up similar photos.

Want more information on that beer that you’re drinking? Snap a photo of the can and upload it to Google and you’ll get other photos of the can with more information.

Searching for news

One of my favorite searches is for news.

Want to find the absolute most recent articles on your search topic? Try a Google News search.

 

Want to read a review of the concert you attended last week? Type in the name of the band and then click News on the search return page.

News search is also a good way to see what different news outlets are saying about whatever topic you like.

Other search engines

I’ve mentioned Google a lot in this column, but these tips work equally well in other search engines.

If you don’t use Google for whatever reason, I recommend Duck Duck Go (duckduckgo.com) as a good search alternative that does not track you or share or sell your search history.

You can even make Duck Duck Go your default search engine in most browsers.

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