How would you like to learn how to better search the Internet to find information? Well, maybe you need to stop right now and study a bit. You see, if you spend three to four hours now and have the tools you need to do better searches then you will save 100s of hours each year on the Internet, clicking on crap. The Google tool bar and search features are outstanding tools to use whether you are doing research, looking to buy something or just plain surfing around.
Let me recommend a great book that you should read on this topic at your earliest convenience:
"Google-Pedia; The Ultimate Google Resource" edited by Michael Miller; Que Publications Indianapolis, IN; 2008.
This book explains how to use such features as Google Earth and Google Maps to find anything, it's just like flying once you get the hang of it. Want to learn how to use all the features on the Google Tool Bar? Then you need the secret tips and techniques in this book. Looking to do research? Look no further than Google Scholar, and Google Books. Speaking of books, take a trial ride and read and browse books before you buy online, just like perusing a book at the book store.
If you are web designer, learn all the tools Google has for you, to help you get your pages indexed. This is a wonderful book, and it talks about Google's Knowl, Blogger, IM by Google and 100s of other features. If you spend a lot of time on the internet you need this book and I highly recommend it to speed up your efficiency online.