Do you know if it is possible to use max as a triggering tool to do a web search? My aim is to send a bang message and a message text in a patcher to make the computer go online and google that text message for me.
You can send a search query to [jit.uldl], it will probably look something like this: "download http://www.google.com/search?q=max+msp+"side+chain" matrix". You might need to use [regexp] or [sprintf] to format the search string and [jit.str.regexp] to parse the source code for the relevant bit of the web page. If you just want to display the page then [jweb] is worth a look too.