(Closed) Why don’t people learn to “google”?

posted 7 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

@coffeegal85: are you able to just write them back with something like “I don’t know that answer, why don’t you google it? That’s how I would find out”. My old boss was like that, but that’s because she is not very computer savvy

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

When I know it won’t be taken wrong, I use let me google that for you, http://lmgtfy.com/

I even have it on our wedding website for hotels near by

Post # 6
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

It’s just the way it is-happens here on the bee all the time.

Post # 7
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Ohh, my Fiance is like that. He randomly says, “Why is this called this?” “What is that?” “What does this mean?” And I have to whip my phone out and google it for him. At first I thought it was cute, but after a while I have started to reply with an eye roll and, “Just go google it!” To which he makes faces and says it’s easier if I do it.

People are silly like that. It’s easier for them if you do it and just tell them the answer. Less effort on their part. Maybe try to not answer as often; wean them off your google abilities. Encourage them to find out themselves. This is what I have been trying to do with my Fiance, with mixed results. Good luck. 😛

Post # 8
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

@coffeegal85: I guess it could be perceived that way, but you could say at the end “that’s why I always seem to have the right answer :)” and keep it light that way. As long as you don’t say something like “geez, you really can’t just google that shit yourself?? here, let me take 2.3 seconds and do it for you!!” then I think you ar efine

Post # 9
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

I ask questions on the bee after I google them. I trust the bee’s better. Some people’s answers on other websites that I find on google don’t seem reliable at times. That’s all.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

HAHAHA! Let’s not talk about co-workers, I have plenty of friends who do this to me. Do they think I’m their personal googler or something? Or maybe they think I’m that smart Tongue out

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

JFGI!  Haha. 🙂

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper

@coffeegal85: I’m in the exact same situation you are. I’m a young professional in IT who gets the stupidest questions constantly. I got annoyed at first, frustrated that people would be too lazy to look things up themselves. Then I realized two things. Firstly, it’s a compliment, they think you know the answer to everything, take it in a positive way. Secondly, I get paid to answer these questions, it’s my job to know and/or find out the answers to solve problems.

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper

@MrsSl82be: I know that if I ever did that (except to maybe one or two officemates as a joke) I’d be in hot water, even if I tried to keep it light.

Post # 14
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

@Aure: I guess it depends on what your job title is, whether it would be a good idea or not

Post # 16
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Bee Keeper

@MrsSl82be: I suppose if it were someone in the Accounting department asking the Exec Admin technology questions it could be appropriate, but I can’t think of another instance where it wouldn’t be rude.

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