The Google Effect

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The Google Effect
Sir Francis Bacon once said that “Knowledge is Power” and if that is the case, what does that make Google? Google has become the web’s most popular search engine and the company strives to create the perfect search engine of the world’s information that anyone would need, but does the good outweigh the bad? Internet search engines such as Google have changed the way an individual can use the internet in today’s society. Google has become a universal medium of information that has changed the availably of information, impacted the path of education, and effected the idea of privacy of the internet.

The undeniable truth is that Google have evolved into massive medium of information that has altered the availably of information to the world. Google’s purpose or mission statement was, "To organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful." Before the creation of a search engine such as this one, the hunt for information undoubtedly took more effort and time. The search for information required actual research by a means other than an internet search engine to find proper sources of information. Google has made the search for information just a few words and a click away from wide variety of links that could be what you are looking for. It has given the internet user an efficient means of navigation in the path to information on the web. However, despite the good attentions that Google has, perhaps it has negatively affected finding information from research articles, libraries, and other resources making them futile waste of time.

There is also the impact that Google has had on education aspect of learning for the individuals that use this search engine. On the one hand, Google can be a helpful tool for a student searching for more resources and information on a topic of their studies. On the other side of that spectrum, there are those that would abuse a search engine such as this one. The collection of...
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