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  1. A small and unscientific survey tells me that I get the most queries from people trying to find out why British lawyers (or judges) wear wigs, from people confused about what the great in Great Britain means, and from people who want to compare the beer to American beer. The world is a very strange placd. The last thing I googled was Father Divine, looking for a short bio.

  2. I can’t get through a dinner party without googling something. Most frequently tho, when watching tv or movies, I have to google where else I’ve seen the actor….#MLSTL

  3. Cindy

    I’ll admit the last thing I looked up on google was Mac Miller. I had no idea. Before that I googled restaurants in our area to make suggestions for our girls dinner this weekend. 😁

  4. My latest googles have been to find dance lesson videos. I love that people take the time to post videos that help others through the steps. I remember googling “what is bitcoin” a long time ago… after reading a lot of articles, I still have no idea what they are and how it works.

  5. I stopped using Google about two years ago. lol I Bing now. I am sure my little tantrum is doing nothing to change the folks who work for Google but it makes me feel good to say I don’t use it. My last Bing query was the spelling of one of my husbands drugs and the side effects.

  6. I was shocked by some of the results! Who knew World Cup would be #1?
    In Oregon, I guess we’re all about Julia Louis-Dreyfus’ breast cancer.
    My latest Google was a technical thing about my blog, I am sure!

  7. Yep I Google, Christie! My husband and I will be watching TV and if something comes that we don’t know I google it. I even google the actors (now that is sad). Thanks for sharing the stats as well and no, I don’t think my blog is a fan of Google as it doesn’t come up very often in searches either! Thanks for sharing at #MLSTL and have a great week. Sharing xx

    • I confess to Googling actors too, especially if they look familiar, but I can’t place them, or if we are watching older shows, I might Google to see what they are doing (or even what they look like) today.

  8. I LOVE Google with a passion (and Wiki too). Whenever I don’t know something the first thing I do is Google it. My last big blog change (swapping to Mailchimp for my emails) was done with a large dollop of Google help. I use it for recipes, for checking what other films an actor was in, for news, for weird facts, and for so much more. Then I end up on Wiki for something and can waste so much time clicking from link to link!
    Thanks for linking up to #MLSTL and I’ve shared this on my SM 🙂

  9. I like to use it for help with how to do things, like change the clock in the car when daylight savings starts/ends!! Very interesting searches Christie 🙂 . #mlstl

    • Yes, Debbie. I find there is instruction on just about anything if you figure out how to ask the question just right. I was surprised by some of the top searches. None of them were anything I’ve personally Googled. I’ve always suspected I was a little different. 🙂

  10. I use Google all the time, for everything. It always seems to have the answers for me, and I am amazed at some of the predictive finishes to my queries! It was great fun reading your stats and other tidbits about what people search for. Thanks! #MLSTL

    • The predictive questions can take you on a very interesting journey. I wonder how Google’s algorithm decides what you might want to ask and how much it varies from person to person.

  11. Oh my gosh, I love this post!! Have you seen the image of a man wearing a white t-shirt and the shirt says: “I don’t need Google, my wife knows everything!” Ok, I looked up AL and we Googled the most for eclipse glasses WalMart / Della Reese / Roy Moore allegations / Niger soldiers killed. Our top should I was for take vitamins. I do use Google but have you heard of the search engine DuckDuckGo? It’s supposed to not collect or store any personal info. Shared x 3 ♥

    • I have not seen that image, Dee, but I love it! Neither have I heard of DuckDuckGo, but I just checked it out. I typed in a random question and compared results to Google. There were minor differences in order, but most of the same results came up in both. Interesting.

  12. Hi Christie,
    What?? Of course you are an expert – regardless of what Google thinks!!!
    We are big googlers in this house, too. But we have enough inbred skepticism to take each response with a grain of salt.
    Still, you CAN learn a lot from the internet. Just filter carefully.

  13. I love Google, but there are plusses and minuses. When my son was in middle school, he used to type his math problems into Google, or read them to Siri, when he was doing his homework!

    • Oh boy! I hadn’t even thought of that. I have considered the increased opportunity for plagiarism in school papers, but it’s also easier than ever for teachers to check for plagiarism.

  14. I have never thought to Google “should I”… would someone really ask an innate search engine the answer to that question? Oh dear. My last google searches were looking for a meme on a phrase I was thinking of using in a blog and looking for information on a class someone mentioned to me . So, have you googled your own name to see that comes up? I’ve been told that is kinda interesting (no I have not done it).

    • Yes, Pat, I have Googled my name. There is a LCSW with the same name that comes up ahead of me, but after that, it’s my blog, my Facebook, and then mylife.com. I just watched a news story about the unethical practices of, and false information provided by, mylife.com. As far as images, it’s mostly photos from my blog and the aforementioned LCSW. The results are probably skewed by my browsing history. It would be interesting to have someone else Google my name and see what comes up.

  15. My saying is, “Why wonder? Just Google.” I Google everything: directions, actors, restaurants, people, weird science questions, synonyms, definitions…the list goes on. Now I need to go Google Mac Miller.
    Thanks for an interesting post!

  16. Oh great- now I am going to have to Google Mac Miller. Who?????

    I Google every single day. I especially like to Google things I have seen on TV. I’ve been watching the PBS Victoria series and every time I watch I have to Google something and then down the rabbit hole I go!

    • I didn’t know Mac Miller either. I don’t listen to a lot of rap, though there are a few songs I like. It seems quite a few of us Google while we watch TV. You are in good company.

  17. What a fun post you have done here, Christie. I googled your name from this part of the world. There you were in the Google images, right in the middle of other Christies. You then got most of the first two pages to yourself before other stuff got a look in.
    I love Mr. Google and I hate everything he knows about me. I Google everything, I check spelling and word meanings, how to do stuff. My latest Google today was how to make fermented vegetables, I just finished making three jars LOL.
    Australia’s most popular searches are regarding sport and politics, got an election this month.
    We will have to feature this post so that more can have some fun with it.
    Kathleen
    Blogger’s Pit Stop.

    • Thanks Kathleen. It was fun to hear what came up when you Googled my name. Like you, I have a love/hate relationship with Mr. Google, but I do rely on him a lot. Thanks for the feature!

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