I accede to the fact that this technological age has conceived a lot of good to both the young and old in many aspects of life; availability of information is key and very imperitive in this 21st century as it informs decision we make daily in our social and corporate worlds just to mention a few. Whilst various sources are available for obtaining information the internet( google, yahoo etc) is one of the most widely used sources because of the depth of vast and variant information one can obtain from it(internet). Other sources of information include journals, newspapers, transcripts from radio or Tv programmes, leaflets, photographs , artefacts and the like.
The use of the internet as a source of information requires the use of a search engine.
Some of the well known search engines are:
- AOL.com. etc.
Google beyond reasonable doubts has been the top search engine and most widely used however lack of proper understanding of how google works can lead to misinformation and this has the tendency to be highly detrimental to the purpose for which the information in question is being sought for.
Most of the time, we need to analyze situations or problems with our brains, yet we primarily seek answers from google.What one may not know is that at times results produced by google are mere or raw expressions by others some of which are not proven to be correct.
The brain is a very powerful human organ and it has been likened to computers in recent times. We tend to underutilize the brain when we seldom analyse scenarios but rely solely on posts on the internet.
The internet is very very helpful in this era thus, the eminence of the google search engine cannot be underestimated. It goes a long way in providing relevant information for distinct purposes.
It is important however to note that there can be and there are false information on the internet, so care must be taken when seeking for information for educational and other purposes.
Google can be a curse ie obtaining false information from the engine or misusing/ misinterpreting obtained information. Some few ways one can avoid this are as follows:
- Obtain information from credible sources( websites).
- Use more than one source.
- Look out for expert views.
- Use the search engine to obtain information and use your brain for analyses.
Use GOOGLE wisely and circumspectively else it will become a curse rather than a blessing.