Do you remember the moment you typed your first query into Google’s search box?
To do this, we can recall moments in which someone asked us a trivial question that took longer to answer in person than a quick entry into Google or another search engine.
For example, the answer to questions like: “What is the capital of Iceland called?” Answer: “Reykjavík”
To counter such subtly unnecessary questioners, there is the Let Me Google That For You.
You can find out what the fun website can do in this article.
To be used with caution: Let Me Google That For You
A statement: The phrase “Just Google it!” has probably ruined more friendships than we would like to admit – or at least caused disgruntled looks.
Technological progress is one thing, but it is in no way conducive to social skills if Google knows the question for everything and deliberately awkward questions like “Where can I find the nearest ATM” or “Do you know where to get to the Schiller Monument?” are eliminated.
Sure, helping people who may be less savvy with the internet should be a given. Or the question about the capital of Iceland is simply an attempt to strike up a personal conversation. No drama at all.
And still: If the questions are piled up with questions that can be easily answered using Google, you could use the website Let Me Google That for You.
But beware: What you can do with this website is subtly passive-aggressive. So you should only use Let Me Google That for You if you know that you are in keeping with the humor of the recipient – and not unnecessarily trampling on the self-esteem of those around you.
Pedagogical Preface End: Below we will show you how Let Me Google That for You works.
How does Let Me Google That For You work?
In four simple steps you can use the funny Let Me Google that for You:
- Call: Visit the website letmegooglethat.com
- Enter search query: Now enter the desired query into the well-known Google search mask. In our example, of course, the question is: “What is the capital of Iceland called?”
- Start search: Now click on the “Google Search” button. Just like with the standard Google search.
- Link is created: A link will now be generated for you, which you can copy and send to someone. Please use at your own risk. Not everyone will react positively to this joke.
What does the recipient of Let Me Google That For You see? If the recipient now opens the link, the familiar Google page opens – where the question you specified is suddenly automatically entered. The cursor then whizzes to the “Google Search” button and the passive-aggressive question “Was it really that hard?” pops up. Finally, the search results open as normal.
Feel free to try our question, the answer to which is “Reykjavík”.
By the way: If you really want to get better at Googling, Linh has written a very helpful article with some tricks that will refine any Google search.
And: Get to know Google’s founding fathers Larry Page and Sergey Brin at: 45,000 searches every second, 3.5 billion daily: Do you know why Google is more powerful than Microsoft?
Do you find LMGTFY fun and helpful, or do websites like these make getting together unnecessarily difficult? Finally, don’t let your dentist snap at you when you ask him how to put a filling in a tooth. And anyway: Is Google the search engine of your choice, or do you use Bing, Yahoo, Ecosia or DuckDuckGo? Feel free to write to us in the comments.