May 18, 2009
It’s official now! “The Other 97 Percent” is the approved title of my newest book. Together with Mr. Search, aka Nathaniel Stott, I am writing this book about how to search and find stuff on the Internet. As I am talking about this exciting book, more and more people confess that they are only using Google to search for stuff on the Internet.
As soon as I tell them that Google only accounts for about 3% of the Internet, they go in “shock”. I also reassure them that I truly understand. Moreover, most people never got a formal training or education on how to find stuff on the Internet. Nobody ever told them how easy it is to find stuff. Anywhere. And where all the goodies and secrets are kept 🙂
We are still creating the sub-title and I’ll be updating you soon…
In the meantime, let us know your first feedback on the title, ok?
The Other 97 Percent
Do you like it? Does it arouse your curiosity? Does it appeal to you? Why?
May 8, 2009
Sometimes I receive these great videos! After all it’s Friday, right?
Nathan “Flutebox” Lee is giving a performance at Google in London and hear this genius create unbelievable sounds! Oh, and let’s not forget Beardyman is in this movieclip too!
I know I’ve posted about the VocaPeople and Bauchklang before, but this is something completely different again! Enjoy it like I did 🙂
Thanks Sheri for sharing this video!
Have a great weekend,
Lifehacker & Life Coach
December 12, 2008
Ok, I admit it! I am using Google a lot. Not only the search engine, but also other great stuff like GMail, Google Reader, Google Maps, Google Desktop, etc.
As a lifehacker I learned a couple of extra shortcuts to make my life easier and more efficient.
Here is a (first) cheatsheet of interesting shortcuts:
Sample queries Google responses pages with…
bert lifehack both words: bert and lifehack
Hawaii OR Bali 1 word: Hawaii or Bali
+I love both words: I & love (force Google not to ignore I)
lifehack -computer the word lifehack but NOT the word computer
“Enjoy every day” the exact phrase: Enjoy every day
iPod €100..€500 iPods between €100 and €500
part-time the words part-time, part time, or parttime
life ~coach the words Life & both coach & its synonyms
Indian food site:about.com Indian food from the website about.com
whales filetype:ppt finds whales in Powerpoint files
PS : did I mention that yesterday Google Chrome (Google’s Browser) is officially out of the Beta phase. Download it now!
October 19, 2008
Do you also get a lot of people asking you the same questions over and over again? Can you explain me that “techie thingie” once more? How does this stuff work? It all seems so simple, but I don’t have a clue on how to get started. Please explain! Can you give me some examples too?
Do you recognize this? Of course, we all want to help people anytime and everytime, but it sometimes takes a lot of time to suit everybody! So, why do it all yourself? Sure, you can setup your own FAQ, site or blog, but chances are that you attract more people asking similar questions and more work…
I don’t mind helping them out, so I came up with a little lifehack to help all those people out: Redirect them to other people’s website where they explain things. Several websites have exquisite content I could only dream of. They are specializing in explaining things to people. A great website is How Stuff works, where they learn you how everything works! Also Wikipedia, if you are looking for an encyclopedia, is a great source to start. And did you know that by using Google, you can just type “define: ” followed by the term you want a definition of? (e.g. define: rss).
Now, I am taking it a step further, because some people still want more explanation. Ever heard of Common Craft? They make complex ideas easy to understand using short and simple videos. Here is an example where they explain RSS in plain English:
Enjoy every day,