A significant part of being connected to the internet is having access to the seemingly unlimited amounts of information out there. As you probably know, the best way to find information you’re looking for is to perform a search through a search engine. This video explains how search engines work, and discusses how most Web browsers have search capabilities integrated directly into their interfaces.
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- [Voiceover] A significant part of…being connected to the internet…is having access to the seemingly unlimitied…amounts of information out there.…As you probably know,…the best way to find information you're looking for,…is to perform a search through a search engine.…A Search Engine is an online resource that…systematically catalogs the contents of the web…so that when you perform a search…it can bring up web pages matching the words…or terms you're looking for.…Search engines acquire their data…by using programs called spiders,…which scour the web,…following link after link,…and creating a database of,…not just the words on a webpage,…but also the order of the words…and their relationship,…or proximity, to other items like…pictures or videos,…which most search engines also catalog.…
By far the most popular search engine is Google.…But there are other popular search engines out there…like Microsoft's Bing search engine,…Yahoo, and Duck Duck Go.…Searching is such an integral part of being on the web…that all current web browsers have web searching…
Interested in Mac computers? Check out Garrick's companion course, Computer Literacy for Mac.
- What is a computer?
- Purchasing a laptop vs. desktop
- Understanding files and folders
- Opening and saving files
- Working with software
- Setting up printers and Bluetooth devices
- Connecting to networks to go online
- Setting up email
- Receiving and sending email
- Searching the web
Skill Level Beginner
1. Getting to Know Computers
2. Getting Started
3. Software and Applications
4. Computer Peripherals
5. Networks and Getting Online
7. Web Browsing and Searching
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