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An observation ...

Google has replaced the Encyclopoedia Britannica D'oh!

Yes, it's taken me 3 years on the forum to realise this & use Google with confidence ... until recently I was concerned about the sourc(es) of some posts

As a kid I used the EB for help with homework & used the town reference library extensively ... in the days when big notices of Silence & Quiet Please were there

 

Credit personally & publicly to @Bambino for 'Google Is Your Friend'

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The thing is Jane.....Google can direct you to any site for information. I usually find Wikipedia is one of the best ones. It's so simple to type a question into google.....then go through some of their recommended sites and choose the best to suit your needs. Smiley Wink

Encyclopaedia Brittanica is quite outdated now as you say

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I use Google for all sorts of searches including the meaning of words. I admit I would be lost without it.

I also admit I rarely read the posts on Google.i'm not that interested in celebrities' private lives. If I want news I have CNN on my phone and can view BBC News on my phone, tablet and, of course TV.
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thank you @Cleoriff & @Glory1

I shall get into the habit of Wikipedia from now on 

I don't do the celebrity posts either ... I get news off BBC Radio 4 or my mobile

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All I will say about Wiki is be cautious.
Anyone can update a wiki and unless the info has been verified, it may not be current or correct.
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@MI5 wrote:
All I will say about Wiki is be cautious.
Anyone can update a wiki and unless the info has been verified, it may not be current or correct.

thank you @MI5 ... I didn't know ... & it's this sort of thing I was fearful of 

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@Anonymous wrote:

@MI5 wrote:
All I will say about Wiki is be cautious.
Anyone can update a wiki and unless the info has been verified, it may not be current or correct.

thank you @MI5 ... I didn't know ... & it's this sort of thing I was fearful of 


It is also easy to see if it has been verified. Or awaiting confirmation of source.

It is certainly a lot more current than Britannica which went out with the ark.

Also with Wiki you usually have a list of bibliographical sources for reference.

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@Cleoriff wrote:

@Anonymous wrote:

@MI5 wrote:
All I will say about Wiki is be cautious.
Anyone can update a wiki and unless the info has been verified, it may not be current or correct.

thank you @MI5 ... I didn't know ... & it's this sort of thing I was fearful of 


It is also easy to see if it has been verified. Or awaiting confirmation of source.

It is certainly a lot more current than Britannica which went out with the ark.

Also with Wiki you usually have a list of bibliographical sources for reference.


thank you @Cleoriff

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Ahh where would we be nowadays without good old Google? It's a great resource isn't it 😁
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@gindygoo wrote:
Ahh where would we be nowadays without good old Google? It's a great resource isn't it 😁

I have used it 3 times this morning.....

1) To check out how old Tom Hardy is...(39) Dammit Smiley Sad

2) To check whether there will be another series of Taboo planned (NO)

3) When is Cap'n Jack making a re-appearance in his new film (May 25th 2017)...too long to wait.

All this will show you where my mind is drifting this morning....Bouncy

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