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Now I feel bad for putting gibberish like jsjsjdkktkwoapaoalf in my address bar and searching Google to test if my internet is working..

I just type "test", hopefully they do that too and it is ignored.

I do that all the time, I wonder how common that is?

I would think it’s pretty common. For a lot of people google is the internet. Or at least the reference. If google isn't working it’s almost certain it’s your end. I don’t think anyone else has that reputation for availability amongst the general public.

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