The Google search engine, introduced in the late 1990's, quickly became the most popular search engine in the world, and still holds that distinction. But besides the search engine proper, Google has spun off a number of projects, many of which are of interest to chemists and other scientists.
Web sites designed to facilitate networking have become extremely popular in recent years, and they do have uses for chemists.
When "smartphones" first appeared, some asked, "Who would ever want to do serious literature searching/journal reading/data seeking/etc. on a tiny phone screen?" As it turns out...a LOT of people. With every faster Internet connectivity via phones running iOS, Android, etc., and the introduction of tablet computing, scientists in the factory or in the field can have almost as good access to scholarly resources as they would in their offices or libraries.
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