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[[Image:Eyefind.jpg|thumb|300px|right|eyefind.info homepage.]]
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[[Image:Eyefind.info-GTA4-logo.PNG|left|180px|eyefind.info logo.]]
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|bawsaq = {{BAWSAQ/Slider}} '''EYE'''
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|type = Website
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|name = Eyefind
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|taglines = "''For when you should be working.''"
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|games = [[Grand Theft Auto IV]]<br>[[Grand Theft Auto V]]
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|image = Eyefind.info-GTA4-logo.PNG
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|size = 250px
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|ceo = [[Trip Hammer]]}}
   
'''Eyefind.info''' is the main [[Websites in GTA IV|web portal]] on the in-game [[Internet in GTA IV|internet]]. Here, the player can [[Mail.eyefind.info|check e-mail]], browse through the website categories, or click on the bookmark for the [[Liberty Tree]] to view news stories related to the player's exploits in the storyline. Eyefind.info appears to be a parody of [[wp:Yahoo!|Yahoo!]], according to the ad in [[Star Junction]]. EyeFind's pronunciation is close to "I find", which could confirm it's a Yahoo! parody. The slogan for eyefind.info is '...For when you should be working'.
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{{Quote|The search engine that knows everything about you, mostly because it drives around in cars collecting all your private data.| Description at [[Bawsaq.com]].}}
   
Along with the search engine, EyeFind has a random link generator called '''LuckyFind Search''', where the player can look for random websites that appear in a list. If the player enters an invalid or misspelled domain name, the browser redirects to the LuckyFind page.
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'''Eyefind.info''', stylized as '''''eyefind.info''''', is the main web portal (see websites in [[Websites in GTA IV|GTA IV]] and [[Websites in GTA V|GTA V]]) and search engine in-game. The player can buy stocks from them through the [[Bawsaq.com]] website in [[Grand Theft Auto V|GTA V]].
   
eyefind.info appears in both [http://gta.wikia.com/Grand_Theft_Auto_IV Grand Theft Auto IV] and [http://gta.wikia.com/Grand_Theft_Auto_V Grand Theft Auto V].
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==Description==
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===GTA IV===
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The player can [[Mail.eyefind.info|check e-mail]], browse through the website categories and click on the bookmark for the [[Liberty Tree]] to view news stories related to the player's exploits in the storyline.
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Along with the search engine, Eyefind.info has a random link generator called '''LuckyFind Search''', where the player can look through a list of randomly selected websites. If the player enters an invalid or misspelled domain name, the browser redirects to the LuckyFind page.
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===GTA V===
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Eyefind.info returns as the primary web portal, accessed through the player's [[Mobile Phone|smartphone]], and retains the ability to use the LuckyFind search, browse through website categories, and manually enter web addresses. The ability to check e-mail has been removed, because now the protagonists have an app on their phones to do that.
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Eyefind.info also has gained a couple of incidental features mentioned throughout GTA V, none of which are usable by the player. The first is a map feature which provides a detailed satellite overhead view of areas. Screenshots of this feature are usually posted up on the wall during the planning stages of [[Heists|Heist]] missions. The second is a feature that lets the user see extremely detailed views of any location at street level, mentioned only during radio news segments due to the controversy surrounding it.
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==Influence==
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*Eyefind.info is based on internet search engine provider [[wp:Google|Google]], with [[EyeFind Maps]] and [[Mail.eyefind.info]] being based on Google Earth, Google StreetView and Gmail respectively. The description of Eyefind on the BAWSAQ website is also a reference to the controversy surrounding Google's alleged invasion of privacy towards its users.
   
 
== Gallery ==
 
== Gallery ==
{| align="center"
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<gallery>
|<gallery width="auto" perrow="6" style="font-size:95%; padding:0;">
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EyeFindad.png|Billboard advertisement, ''Grand Theft Auto V''.
EyeFindad.png|Billboard advertisement, GTA IV.
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Eyefind.info-StarJunctionad.jpg|Elaborate EyeFind advertisement at [[Star Junction]] (technically within [[The Triangle|Triangle]]), ''Grand Theft Auto IV.
Eyefind.info-StarJunctionad.jpg|Elaborate EyeFind advertisement at [[Star Junction]] (technically within [[The Triangle|Triangle]]), GTA IV.
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File:EyeFind_maps.jpg|The Eyefind.info map service shown in GTA V.
RSG_GTAV_Screenshot_199.jpg|The 'Eyefind.info' logo seen in this screenshot in [[GTA V]].
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EyeFind.info-FrontPage2-GTAV.png|The front page of Eyefind.
 
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</gallery>
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== Trivia ==
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*The header at the top of the Eyefind home page in ''Grand Theft Auto V'' reads "It's like a series of tubes". This is a reference to a comment made in 2006 by [[wp:Ted Stevens|Ted Stevens]], the then Senator of Alaska, in which he described the internet as a "series of tubes". This same analogy is also made by government candidate [[John Hunter]] on [[Public Liberty Radio]] in ''[[Grand Theft Auto IV]]''.
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*The tagline "for when you should be working" is a reference to people who browse the internet during their working hours.
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*The eyefind.info URL exists in real-life, and entering the URL will direct the user to the ''Grand Theft Auto IV'' website.
   
 
== See also ==
 
== See also ==
*[[Mail.eyefind.info]]
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*[[Mail.eyefind.info]], Eyefind's email service.
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Latest revision as of 23:52, August 30, 2015

"The search engine that knows everything about you, mostly because it drives around in cars collecting all your private data."
― Description at Bawsaq.com.

Eyefind.info, stylized as eyefind.info, is the main web portal (see websites in GTA IV and GTA V) and search engine in-game. The player can buy stocks from them through the Bawsaq.com website in GTA V.

DescriptionEdit

GTA IVEdit

The player can check e-mail, browse through the website categories and click on the bookmark for the Liberty Tree to view news stories related to the player's exploits in the storyline.

Along with the search engine, Eyefind.info has a random link generator called LuckyFind Search, where the player can look through a list of randomly selected websites. If the player enters an invalid or misspelled domain name, the browser redirects to the LuckyFind page.

GTA VEdit

Eyefind.info returns as the primary web portal, accessed through the player's smartphone, and retains the ability to use the LuckyFind search, browse through website categories, and manually enter web addresses. The ability to check e-mail has been removed, because now the protagonists have an app on their phones to do that.

Eyefind.info also has gained a couple of incidental features mentioned throughout GTA V, none of which are usable by the player. The first is a map feature which provides a detailed satellite overhead view of areas. Screenshots of this feature are usually posted up on the wall during the planning stages of Heist missions. The second is a feature that lets the user see extremely detailed views of any location at street level, mentioned only during radio news segments due to the controversy surrounding it.

InfluenceEdit

  • Eyefind.info is based on internet search engine provider Google, with EyeFind Maps and Mail.eyefind.info being based on Google Earth, Google StreetView and Gmail respectively. The description of Eyefind on the BAWSAQ website is also a reference to the controversy surrounding Google's alleged invasion of privacy towards its users.

Gallery Edit

Trivia Edit

  • The header at the top of the Eyefind home page in Grand Theft Auto V reads "It's like a series of tubes". This is a reference to a comment made in 2006 by Ted Stevens, the then Senator of Alaska, in which he described the internet as a "series of tubes". This same analogy is also made by government candidate John Hunter on Public Liberty Radio in Grand Theft Auto IV.
  • The tagline "for when you should be working" is a reference to people who browse the internet during their working hours.
  • The eyefind.info URL exists in real-life, and entering the URL will direct the user to the Grand Theft Auto IV website.

See also Edit

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