If you are used to browsing a few pages to find what you need in Google search using your phone, you have probably noticed that you no longer need to click to navigate through each new results page. Google has officially released “Continuous Scrolling”, bringing the search to the 21st century.
Earlier this year, the company launched a redesign of its core service, which helped with spotlight information, made it easier to read through bolder and larger text, whiter space and color, and that round just made it more “Google”. In addition, he gave everything from the search bar, search icon and so on a more rounded look that would fit his new logo.
Removing the page on the platform means you will spend less time clicking and more time searching. I personally feel that Google does a great job of putting the most relevant search results on the first page, but if you are browsing recipes or something similar designed to be inspiring or educational instead of just information, then it seems to be so much more useful for you.
Once you reach the bottom of the page, a quick second will pass before further results appear magically for your convenience. Smoother and more intuitive is better, right? Most companies, including Google, have used this technology to load content lazily for many years, but it is likely that search has remained on the page of familiarity and nostalgia.
Before there was a “See more” button at the bottom, Google had previous and previous buttons, and before that the “Goooooooooooooooogle” iconic navigation. Yes, you know the one – each “O” represented a different page. This is meant to be a game about the number from which Google’s name is derived – the Googolplex.
If Google is not big enough for you, there are even bigger numbers! One of them is googolplex, which is 1 followed by a googol of zeros. The scientific marking for googolplex is 1 x 1010 ^ 100
As massive as Gogol is, Gogolax is several times larger, So it is impossible to write all the zeros. There will be ten trillion daughters of them!
Apparently, Google is such a large number that our brain could not comprehend it. Nothing on Earth – not even grains of sand or water droplets in the ocean come close to that number (except maybe sliding possibilities in chess), and Gogolax is much bigger! When you put it in perspective, Google’s mission to organize the information in the world and make it universally accessible and useful means that it has or hopes to have GooglePolax of data, and stopping you from page to page is no longer enough. It’s soothing and terrifying at once, wouldn ‘t you say?
At this point, continuous scrolling scrolls through most English searches for U.S. phones let us know in the comments if you’ve already encountered it. I’ve still seeing the “See more” button in my Pixel 4, so this is probably one of the company’s infamous staged launches. And we’ll see the idea of skipping the results pages as ridiculous and outdated. Oh wait, we’re done.
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