Is Google good for you? (19 Dec 2003)
In my opinion, Google today is far from the great search engine it was in those far-off days, yet I still use it.
Even knowing that it indexes only a small proportion of the web using a technique that too often gives precedence to pages that lack authority or coherence, that it is skewed by multiple blog links and can be manipulated by unscrupulous advertisers, doesn't stop me typing search terms into my toolbar and feasting on the results.
What's worse, I've let both of my children believe that 'search the web' and 'Google' are roughly synonymous, even though I teach my journalism students at City University that they should never rely on a single source, online or off.
Article URL: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/3334531.stm
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