How do you search? Are you a straightforward type or do you get "fancy"?

@whittby (3073)
United States
April 5, 2008 9:36pm CST
I use Google most often. I guess because I'm used to it. My son just asked me if I used "Boolean" with my searches to get better results. Well for Pete's sake, something else for me to learn now. I can use quotation marks, the words "and" plus "or" now. So what search engine do you use and do you get fancy with your searches?
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@Asylum (48273)
• Manchester, England
6 Apr 08
I do try to be specific, and using Boolean searches is the easy way to do this. The term Boolean simply refers to the process of searching using + or OR to make the search a little more accurate. If you are looking for tutorials on Microsoft Excel for example, you could use excel+tutorial to avoid having lists of inappropriate sites.
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@whittby (3073)
• United States
8 Apr 08
Thank you for the explanation. I think remembering to use Boolean will give me less results or more accurate.
@webeishere (36353)
• United States
6 Apr 08
http://www.ask.com This is the search engine I use. All you do is type a short question and the results are great. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@whittby (3073)
• United States
8 Apr 08
I just went to ask.com and it is pretty simple to use. I got results, but what I liked was the suggestions on the left side as to how to refine the search.