There are billions of terabytes of text, photos, videos and other forms of data floating in cyberspace, which makes our web search that much more difficult to get what we are searching for.
However, here some useful tips to follow while web surfing:
The more friends you have, the less likely you are to follow each of them, because the news feed gets cluttered. You are more likely to miss their updates than see them.
To get around the problem, categorize friends into lists — like family, classmates, colleagues , etc. Instead of checking newsfeed of all friends, click on different lists on the left panel to see updates of specifically your classmates, colleagues etc.
In case, you don’t like lists, adjust news feed settings. For that, hover the mouse over the friend’s name, click on friends, and click on settings to decide ‘How many updates’ and ‘What updates’ you want to see from that person.
Like FB, your news feed gets cluttered as the number of people you follow increases. Here too, you can create lists and add people you follow to them. For example, you can have lists like media, actors, politicians , musicians, friends, etc.
All email clients let you create filters and folders , so that crawling through your inbox is less tedious. In Gmail, for example, to create a filter, click on the drop-down menu to the right of the mail, and click on ‘Filter messages like this’ , and select from the many options. In Gmail, there are labels instead of folders, and you can have many labels for one email. In Gmail, you can also have different types of inboxes . To try them out, hover the mouse over inbox link on the left, click on the drop down menu, and select the inbox of your convenience.
The keywords determine the accuracy of the results. Repeat search with synonyms and by putting all the words or some of the words within quotes. You will be amazed at the different results that show up. You can also search under different categories like blogs and discussions; and do an advanced search. If you are searching something specific to a locality, change to location setting and search for web pages from that city.