Internet For Beginners: Finding What You Need with Google

  • Episode 294
  • May 7, 2013
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Robbie and Sasha demonstrate how to use Google as a powerful but easy-to-use tool in order to find local businesses, addresses, images and information.

This episode is sponsored in part by: Adzerk, netTALK DUO, Netflix, Eco Alkalines.

Topics Covered:

  • Robbie Ferguson and Sasha Dirmeitis present from the Category5 studios in Barrie, Ontario.
  • Happy birthday to Eric Kidd.
  • Debian 7 is stable.
  • Welcome to all our new registered viewers.
  • Category5 TV is seeing heavy growth in India.
  • Weather in Ontario has been crazy.
  • The Ferguson Zoo is complete with the addition of a dog.
  • {play 13:36}Feature: Internet for Beginners - Part 2. Using Google to find local businesses, images, and more.
    • Using the address bar to load Google.
    • How to tell what words are links, which let you click your mouse to navigate a web page.
    • Conducting a search for Patrick Stewart.
    • Using Google to find pictures, and making sure you get the highest resolution version of a photo to make it useable for print.
    • Using drag-and-drop operations to conduct a reverse image search on Google, allowing you to find the size of an image you need.
    • Searching for an actor? Add "imdb" to your search to find the Internet Movie Database article about that actor, allowing you to find cross-references to other actors, as well as all the shows / movies they have been involved in.
    • Finding a local company based solely on what they do ... "keywords".
    • Once you know the company's name, you can search more specifically for the company itself to find their official web site.
    • Google's "I'm Feeling Lucky" feature will take you to the first result in Google. Generally, it's not used.
    • Finding a company's location on a map using Google Maps.
    • Finding a company on a map based solely on keywords, such as pizza.
    • Using your mouse's scrollwheel to zoom in on your Google Map.
    • Tapping into Google's Street View feature to actually see the area you are searching for, making it much easier to figure out where you're going when driving to a business.
  • {play 41:51}Top Stories from the Category5.TV Newsroom
  • {play 52:57}Viewer Questions.
  • Viewer Comment: I just found you guys having watched Episode 222. I was thinking about your back pain and wondering if that's still a problem. As a welder and sculptor, I suffer from back, hand and arm issues due to my daily activities. So I built a desktop desk, which allows me to stand instead of sit when working at my computer.
  • Viewer Question: I've installed Point Linux as you suggested, but cannot get Handbrake DVD ripper loaded. How do I install that?
    • Adding the deb-multimedia repository to Point Linux (Debian 7) to install Handbrake and other multimedia tools.
    • Adding handbrake-gtk to install Handbrake.
    • Adding deb-multimedia-keyring to remove the GPG key error when updating apt with the deb-multimedia repository.

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  • Host: Robbie Ferguson
  • Co-Host: Sasha Dirmeitis

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