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Thursday, September 8, 2011

Google Creates "?Our?" Reality

"It has been argued that if your search is not found on Google it does not exist.

Research by group of Austrian researchers[5] claims that they observe a tendency to misuse the Google engine as a "reality interface".

Not just ordinary users but even journalists tend to rely on the first pages of Google search, assuming that everything not listed there is either not important or merely does not exist. The referenced source says that "Google has become the main interface for our whole reality.

To be precise: With the Google interface the user gets the impression that the search results imply a kind of totality. In fact, one only sees a small part of what one could see if one also integrates other research tools".

The mentioned group warns that page rank can be influenced by individual views of the Google staff: "it became clear that not only mathematical algorithms and software, but also human brains in the Google headquarters will edit information processed by Google and decide what will go online and in which form."  wikipedia

The only thing I can do is keep a log of what Google could not find for me, yet I know it exists.. in this other reality... my library.