Saturday, March 5, 2011

Google Makes It Harder To Game Their System

And I don't care.

From WSJ:
The debate about Google's results was sparked by a recent blog post by Vivek Wadhwa, a former technology executive and a visiting scholar at the University of California-Berkeley. He wrote that his students had trouble finding basic information about the founders of start-up companies on Google.

"The problem is that content on the internet is growing exponentially and the vast majority of this content is spam," or of little use, he wrote. "Google has become a jungle."


Boo-freakin'-hoo, girly-man.

Search was a LOT worse before Google. I remember needing to go 3 or 4 pages deep into Yahoo to find links that were even REMOTELY connected with what I was looking for. With Google, if it ain't in the Top 10, at least you know you need to refine your search. Saves a lot of pointless eyeball-skimming time.

My point being, if your students can't find what they're looking for, it's because their teacher hasn't taught them effective internet search strategies.

Which, ironically, is a very Googlable topic.

1 comment:

  1. Google might be a jungle, but they usually serve up the results just fine... witness the string 'uninstall js-kit', which finds your post #3 on the page.

    Works for me!