Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Let Me Google That For You

I have been using this for some time now, but just in case you don't know, there's this page called Let Me Google That For You (http://lmgtfy.com/).

LMGTFY is "for all those people that find it more convenient to bother you with their question rather than google it for themselves."

As an example, imagine someone in your workplace is annoying you with questions such as "how do I copy this file?" Go to lmgtfy.com and type "how do I copy this file?" into the text field and then click the Google Search button. It will then generate a URL http://lmgtfy.com/?q=how+do+I+copy+this+file%3F that you can send to that annoying person. When they click on the link, they will be presented with an animation of what it would be like had they typed the query into Google themselves. Try clicking the above link and see for yourself.

I like how LMGTFY has been dubbed the passive-aggressive way to tell someone to f*ck off and have experienced great success with it.

Another interesting sub-site of LMGTFY is the "live" version - http://live.lmgtfy.com/ This lets you see what others are querying at LMGTFY - amusing, fascinating and disturbing at the same time.