## Saturday, February 25, 2012

### Heart Graph, Google search features and geeks are cool

Google search features are used for more than searching for the answers you are looking for and during Valentine's Day all types of things flow your social stream.

Heart hacks or graphing cardioids are popular and Google Students showed some love to math lovers http://googleforstudents.blogspot.com/2011/12/showing-some-love-to-math-lovers.html and shared this: (sqrt(cos(x))*cos(200x)+sqrt(abs(x))-0.7)*(4-x*x)^0.01, sqrt(9-x^2), -sqrt(9-x^2) from -4.5 to 4.5 (copy and paste into Google search box or Wolfram if you are a member), then some one started sharing this: sqrt(​1-​(abs(​x)-​1)^​2)arccos(​1-​abs(​x))-​π

Graph for sqrt(​1-​(abs(​x)-​1)^​2)arccos(​1-​abs(​x))-​π produces this version:

Keep tinkering and demonstrating that Geeks are cool!
So what else do you use Google Search for with so many options available?
Various categories of popular features range from Everyday Essentials, Reference Tools, Choosing Keywords, Local Search, Health Search, Trip Planning, Query Refinements, and Search by Numbers ...What is your favorite?

Synonym Search - If you want to search not only for your search term but also for its synonyms, place the tilde sign (~) immediately in front of your search term.
Currency Conversion - To use our built-in currency converter, enter the conversion you’d like done into the Google search box and your answer will display directly on the results page.
Fill in the Blank - Sometimes the best way to ask a question is to get Google to ‘fill in the blank’ by adding an asterisk (*) at the part of the sentence or question that you want finished into the Google search box.
Related Search - To search for web pages that have similar content to a given site, type “related:” followed by the website address into the Google search box.

As always, comments, recommendations +1s, and reaction check boxes are always appreciated.

#### 1 comment:

EdTechSandyK said...

I love using Google Advanced Search and try to tell as many others about it as I can when working with them. It used to be easier to find with a link right by the search box on the Google home page, but now it hides under the gear icon at the top right of the Google screen.

With advanced search, you don't have to memorize all of the syntax needed to target or narrow your search results. You fill in blanks or select from menus and Google builds the search querry for you.

Two of my favorite advanced search features are searching by reading level which can help you find sites that are easier for younger students or struggling readers to understand and searching by file type which lets you look for only Word docs, Power Points, PDFs, etc. The file type search is particularly useful when I'm looking for software instruction resources.

Thanks for this post! The heart graph is very cool!