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Ways and methods to look up data and information from a service, index or some other collection of information

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How to search the internet for terms with special characters [closed]

As I learnt from this post, Google has no ability to search for special characters. Let's say I want to search for ss!. Are there any other search engines that can achieve this? Please do not propose ...
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How do I search within someone's tweets?

I remember Jeff Atwood (@codinghorror) had posted a tweet about a new website, but I can't seem to find the link. Is there any way I can search within someone's tweets to find that link?
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Better way to search the Facebook activity log / timeline?

I'm trying to find a post I made on my timeline (aka wall) several months (or even years) ago, but can't find a way to search for it. I see there's a way to download my entire content, but that's very ...
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Reverse image search engine [closed]

Google, Bing and the others have image search option, but what I'm looking for is the reverse way: When I submit a photo, I want this web service to tell me in which places the image is located, and ...
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Find out who likes my website using the Facebook like button

Where can I find the details on who has liked and commented on my pages via the Facebook Like button that I've put on my website? I recently put the Facebook Like plugin on my site and now see that ...
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How can I search for one label but not another?

What search query will return conversations that have the label Reading but not the label Ignore? I've tried using label:reading -label:ignore but Gmail still returns conversations that have the ...
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Finding websites that have been 'Liked' on Facebook?

I was wondering if anyone has any ideas on how to find third party websites that have been 'liked' on Facebook. I can't seem to find a search function on Facebook for this, so I tried searching ...
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How to search based on part of file name in Google Drive

I'd like to be able to find all files in my Google drive that contain the string "_INSTRUCTION_" in the file name. Is there a way to do this? EDIT 1: When I search for "RMA2013", I should get a ...
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How can I find a message by Message-ID in Gmail?

For archival purposes, I am storing a list of emails. I would like to be able to later find a particular message in my Gmail account. A unique message identifier is its Message-ID. However Gmail does ...
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How to search in a single channel?

When I use the search box built into Slack, I'm presented with a choice of what channels to include in the search, but the most limited choice I can make there is "Include: only messages from channels ...
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In Gmail, how can I find the oldest message from a person?

I want to find the first message that a specific person sent me, but I don't know when that was - except that it was ages ago. I know I can use the search operator from:janedoe but the result is ...
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How to search for product reviews without junk sites

When using a search engine to look for <product xyz> reviews, tons of useless sites are returned that don't give real product feedback. Is there any way to search for 3rd party information on a ...
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Commands to search for YouTube videos via the search bar

If I enter title:"This Hard Land" -title:"Cover" in the YouTube search bar, I only get videos which contain This Hard Land and do not contain Cover in their titles. I'd also like to add a command ...
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Search for a specific word in all tweets for a given Twitter account

Given a particular Twitter profile, that contains tens of thousands of tweets, what is the best approach for: a) downloading the text (with date) of all tweets and/or b) search for a specific word ...
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Search restaurants (POIs) along a route with google maps

This weekend I was on a 7h trip and looking for the next favorite restaurant along the route. All had was an android cell phone and a pretty slow internet connection. My first try was the hompage of ...
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Exclude Pinterest pins of the same image from the same domain

Where can you set up a search filter in Pinterest to not have to see the same image or photo that's been pinned and sourced from the same domain? In this example, we've got a hankering for some ...
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View accurate search results count in Gmail

Is there way to view the search results returned in Gmail to an exact number? Let's say I have a friend, who knows this girl, who won't stop emailing him. He's filing for a restraining order, and he ...
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Is there a way to search labels based on stemming in Gmail?

Say I have the label Home/Family/Kids and Home/Family, is there any search expression that can match both of these with a single term? For example, I want to use a search query like label:Home/Family*....
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Swedish keyboard shortcut for Search field in Google Drive

The keyboard shortcut that takes you to the Search field on the Google Drive main view does not work on a Swedish keyboard. On an English keyboard the shortcut is / but pressing Shift+7 on a Swedish ...
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Follow users by criteria on Twitter

Keeping in mind Twitter's Following rules and best practices, I've tried Crowdfire's Keyword follow and I find it very powerful because: I can easily list many users whose profile or tweets match a ...
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YouTube comment search

Everybody says that there is a comment search on YouTube, but I do not see any. I mean that I get this when go to the http://www.youtube.com/comment_search. Do proponents of this URL check it before ...
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Keyword Search for a comment in group wall

How do I search for a comment I made on a Facebook group wall post a long time ago?
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Is there a way to find a site by an image they link to?

I have the URL for an image that I downloaded, and I'm trying to locate the site that linked to it. E.g. http://12345.blob.windows.net/random/abc123.jpg The image hosting site is windows.net. Is ...
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Is there a workaround for Google Bookmark search problems?

I'm not sure if anyone else has come across this, but I'm getting incomplete results when searching my Google Bookmarks (not Chrome bookmarks). I have a link with the title including "headlights" ...
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Why is OkCupid showing me matches who live more than 5 kilometers away?

I'm using OkCupid, an online-dating and friend-matching site. I have set the site to show only matches within 5 kilometers of me. Unfortunately, the site seems to be showing me lots of matches who ...
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YouTube Search Feature Alternative

YouTube's Advanced Search appears to not be working properly, as I want to do the follow: Search within X Channel With the search results: Related to a,b,c,d keywords Return from newest to oldest ...
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Does Google have an || (or)? Particularly for searching particular sites?

Say I wanted to search site:wordpress.com site:livejournal.com gelato. Doesn't work, because it tries to && those results instead of ||ing them. Say I want to do this for a number of sites ...
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How to search multiple sites at once? [duplicate]

Is there any way to send a search query to several websites at once and browse results? For example, I want to buy edible paper. Paper on which you can write and take a bite off for a nutritious ...
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How to prevent people from finding me by name search on Facebook?

I don't want my profile to appear in search results for user profiles. Is it possible to configure my account to be unsearchable?