Our mixed feelings about Google
You have a love hate relationship with Google if you are anything like me. I love the power Google provides me to find anything I need on the internet, no matter how obscure. I hate the massive power that Google has over me in various forms.
At times I think the huge company is too damn big, invasive, and all-knowing. Google exerts too much control in too many areas, with enormous amounts of data about everything.
However, our love overpowers our hate, doesn't it? Google may control the information world, but we lust after the data and knowledge. We are insatiable in our consumption of information.
Yes, we need the information and that trumps all the cons of Google.
Most writers are happily enslaved by Google
Google governs our research and writing. Some reluctant writers point to minor flaws and errors that are the exception with Google, warning that if you:
Rely too heavily on the first entry that comes up on Google ... there's a good chance you'll get it wrong.
No, you shouldn't run with the first entry that pulls up, but many take their hatred of Google way too far. Some like Nicholas Carr boldly accuse Google of dumbing down humanity, changing the way we think:
I can feel it, too. Over the past few years I've had an uncomfortable sense that someone, or something, has been tinkering with my brain, remapping the neural circuitry, reprogramming the memory. My mind isn't going - so far as I can tell - but it's changing. I'm not thinking the way I used to think.
As a writer and thinker I have defended Google, social media, and the internet many times. This is the reason I write today to share a powerful tool for making the most of Google as a blogger and writer.
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