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Art 38: Using Google

For Prof. Sarah Dillon's Art 38 class

What is Google doing?

How does Google decide what to show you in its search results?

Here are some things your search results might be based on:

  • What you've searched before
  • What it thinks you like
  • What gets the most clicks
  • What is the most relevant
  • What gets them the most advertising money
  • What keeps you using their product

Assessing your Google search results

You need to be careful about what sources you use from your Google search results. Google results can be notoriously unreliable. You should think critically about whether something is a good source.

Use your best judgement and the criteria listed here.

Some good resources you might find via Google