Search Engines

Search Engines are a compilation of databases of information managed by millions to billions of people throughout the world — at least that’s how I thought they basically worked for everyone. That is until it was presented in class that there were “specific searches” for different people throughout the world when they enter with the same word combinations just basing on their past internet history searches, not everyone gets what they search for which makes one wonder. Are search engines designed with a completely different purpose from what and how they simply started? or  is it gradually going through an albeit mild transition of selectivity? This also brings up  awareness on how reliable and consistent search engines can be.

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2 Responses to Search Engines

  1. jr90fun03 says:

    Although a particular search engine may present various search outcomes for different people in the world, it projects what it thinks you are looking for based on your history profile, location, and usage. Now that we are aware of how these search engines come up with their results, it is up to us to learn how to narrow down our searches and become more intelligent than the databases themselves. Like everything else in life we are continually being cheated on, but that doesn’t mean that there isn’t a solution to this problem. Badke explains to us what keywords to use and how to use them in order to view what we are looking for.

  2. Ian Pei says:

    I do feel that search engines are becoming more selective for their consumers because they think that everyone is set only on hobbies and simple interests. When that shouldn’t be the case since people may have a random spur of interest in something completely out of their norm. Unfortunately, this does cause inconsistency when people search for a specific topic like how you questioned, Anthony.

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