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Don't Ask Someone to Google Things For You
Nick Bilton specifically mentioned this annoying topic in his article and Henry Stewart confirms that this drives him absolutely crazy. And, trust me, you don't want to make Henry Stewart crazy. That is definitely something to avoid at all costs. It speaks to a laziness that is unforgivable even in our current culture of near-universal intellectual atrophy. So before you ask a friend for the address of the place that you're both headed—an address your friend already had to look up for himself—take the time and energy to look it up yourself. It's the right thing to do.
Do Ask Your Friend For An Opinion That Can't Be Googled
It's pretty simple, actually, this rule—if it's a fact, google it yourself, but it it's an opinion, it's ok to ask your friend. Maybe you don't trust the restaurant reviews on Yelp. In which case, good for you! You're smart. So, it's totally fine to ask your friend about something along those lines. Just don't ask your friend for a restaurant's closing time or something. Don't be lazy.