Friday, August 13, 2010

I'm Wrong About Google Searching

One thing I realized this week--I've been wrong about using Google to search. 

Background:  I've been impatient with bureaucracies, particularly governmental, which design their own search facilities.  I think I've said on this blog a time or two that people should just use Google. 

Why am I wrong?  Well, Google at the base is using links to prioritize its results.  So, if we're talking about a collection of documents, say Federal Register documents or FSA handbooks, which don't have internal links, it would seem Google would do a lousy job of searching them.

Now I've made that admission, I'm done admitting errors for the year.

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