The name of the web-site and browser I'm going to
analyze has become, by far, the most popular all over the world. I'm
talking about GOOGLE.
It is a very well known word for almost everybody
who uses Internet: from people just looking for trivial information, to
work purposes or researchers / students looking for any kind of
information in the huge database that Internet is.
But, being Internet a sector with an enormous
competence, and due to this tough struggle, Google has gone on working
and now it doesn't just offer searching services (though it's still the
number one in this area), but it's also started offering a number of
other free services (what leads them to a big market with lots of
Today, Google offers 20 different services, such as
Gmail (e-mail accounts), Google Maps, Google Earth, Google Moon and
lots of other services that I will analyze now.
As everybody has already used it, I will not analyze
the browser (we all know it's a great source of information, being
always quick and precise). I will focus in new an innovative products,
such as Google Earth, which offers a map of the whole world as a
satellite of the NASA photographed it and that is offered for free.
Through the web page www.earh.google.com we can download a simple
program that provides as with the possibility of seeing any place on
the whole globe. The bad part is that the pictures were taken several
years ago, so some infrastructures of new creation may not appear (with
the service you can even get to see your garden with a perfect
Following the same path, and due to the huge success
of Google Earth, the corporation has created Google Moon
(www.moon.google.com), a program that lets you see any spot of the
moon. It is, at least, an interesting option.
Let's talk now about another service of which I'm
user and seems to me one of the strengths of the company: GMAIL. It is
an e-mail web server, but whose capacity is bigger and bigger at every
time. Today, it offers 2.7 GB (2700 MB) that make Hotmail's (the best
known in Spain) 250 MB look ridiculous. Another advantage is that
Gmail lets you send e-mails with big attached files without any
problems, also offering a program (Google Gmail Notifier), that
installs an icon beside the clock that tells you if you have any new
mails at once, without the need of checking it out by yourself
(whenever you've got a new mail, the icon will tell you).
Moreover, I'd like to say that the Google Toolbar
for Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox, which gives you the chance of
searching in Google without the need of entering the site (that,
anyway, takes the approppriate language when you type
www.google.com without the need of doing anything special) and also
blocks the annoying Pop-Ups that open when you enter a page with
advertisements. Google directly removes them. Finally, inside
www.google.com, in MORE, there's an area called LAB in which you can
find the programs and services that Google has in BETA phase (testing)
and the user can test.
To point out the importance of Google today, I'll
finish saying that the word "googling" in pretty famous in the USA.
This can let us imagine how important Google is.