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Name: _________________________ Date: _____________________________ Web Searching Complete the following search activity using the search methods discussed. 1. Go to Google and search for rules. How many results were found? What is the name of the first page in the list of hits? 2. Now search for backgammon rules. How many results were found? Click on the first page and look for a picture of how a backgammon board is initially set up. When you find one, copy the picture in the answer slot along with the website you got it from. If you cannot find one or the first site doesn’t work, select different pages in the list or hits or perform another search until you find the proper illustration, and then copy the picture and make sure you put the web address. 3. Now, go to altavista.com. Look up hiking trails in Georgia. How many sites (results) did they find? (Look carefully for answer!) Choose one and describe what was one the page. List the description as well as the address. 4. Go to bing.com. Complete a search for private information on the internet. How many sites on the first page are irrelevant to what you are actually looking for? 5. Go to bing.com. Complete a search for Elephants. How many sites reference African Elephants on the first 2 pages that are listed? Copy and paste one of the pictures you find here and the website you find it from. 6. Go to dmoz.org. Search teen behavior. What types of results are displayed? Are the results consistent? List the top topic that pops up and list your thoughts as well. 7. Go to www.webcrawler.com. Search Under the Yellow Pages tab. Look up Shopping with the zip code = 30253. What comes up? List at least 5. Now…change the search to Shopping Malls and instead of the zip code…put Atlanta. What changes? Explain.