Feeling Lucky? Don't Tell Google

Discussion in 'privacy general' started by ronjor, Jan 31, 2008.

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  1. ronjor

    ronjor Global Moderator

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  2. Rmus

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    From the article:

    If you download the report (linked in the article) you will see examples of e-mail messages.

    Unless you are a "click-happy" person, this should be a no-threat.


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  3. ccsito

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    I never understood the meaning of the "I'm feeling lucky" button on Google. If I already knew what I was looking for, why would I bother to go to Google and then come to the conclusion that I "feel lucky"?? o_O o_O
     
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    Same here. I have used it only once and did not get lucky ;)
     
  5. argus tuft

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    I thought "feeling lucky" was only useful for "famous French victories", "Chuck Norris" tricks, etc.
     
  6. HURST

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    What the "I'm feeling lucky" does, is open the first page on the search result, without showing the results. The idea is to save time, and with google's search algorithm, it should bring up the page that best fills your needs.
    I've used only 2 times, one to see what is does, many years ago, and the other for viewing a joke (the one 'bout frech victories). I don't think this functioin is very usefull, since I like to see my search results, and I generally open 3 or 4 pages shown at the results. The first page isn't always the best (sometimes pages 5 or 6 show pretty good pages too).
     
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    I couldn't agree more. I never use it.
     
  8. ccsito

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    Ok. I get it now. Feeling lucky means that you have entered a very specific search key entry that will result in a successful "hit" on the first result returned which is what you were looking for. If I knew specifically (URL or otherwise) what I wanted to look for already, I wouldn't use Google in the first place. :rolleyes:
     
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