By Dana Judas, Student Writer
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Every morning I wake up, stretch, and grab my laptop. While my start-up screen loads up with my homepage, I reach over and check my Android phone for texts and emails. Within ten minutes of waking, I’m already using multiple Google products before I’ve even jumped out of bed to shower. It’s automatic by this point. I wouldn’t even think to use anything else. From a simple search, to translating a word, or finding a restaurant, there isn’t much a user can’t use Google for. Not only does it provide fast and reliable search results, its maps and directions are a thing of beauty when I’m lost in the winding streets of London without a prayer. It’s easy, aesthetically pleasing, and is now the familiar friend I look to when I need an answer and I need it right now. Other search products, such as Bing or Yahoo, are laughable in comparison—their interfaces clunky and foreign to my now well-trained Google eyes. I depend on its reliability to find articles, check flight prices, and intuitively know what sites and services are going to pique my interest.