Monday, January 26, 2015

I Love 'The Google' But....

English: Screenshot of Google Suggest function...
English: Screenshot of Google Suggest function in Google search. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Most people don't go beyond page one of their Google searches. As Kevin Drum points out, that can be unwise:

I'm not trying to make a broad claim that the internet is making us generally stupider or anything like that. But it's a far more powerful medium for spreading conspiracy theories and other assorted crap than anything we've had before. If you lack the background and context to evaluate information about a particular subject, you're highly likely to be misinformed if you do a simple Google search and just start reading whatever comes up first. And that describes an awful lot of people.

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