Monday, February 15, 2010
Overall I felt the video gave a lot of insight into the creation of search engines. It’s hard to imagine how today’s society would run without the search engine—a wealth of information bound together only by hyperlinks. For me, the most interesting part of Google’s development is its misunderstanding with Idea Lab, overture.com, and Google’s ability to combine overture’s idea with their own. This combination allows Google to make a profit by selling keywords without denying the user a fair search result.