You can use Google to search specific domains (like .edu, or .gov, or .net) for information.
Learn more about Picasa (an image sharing service), Google Reader (RSS feeds), and Google Talk (a conversational tool).
If you've got a few favorite sites, you can find ones that are similar using Google.
Google makes it easy to locate bittorrent files. Not sure what bittorrent files are? Try Torrent Search 101
Google Wonder Wheel, Google Related Searches, and Google Search Options: these are all simple yet powerful tools that will instantly expand your searches.