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David Lee King

CNN doesn’t understand Google



CNN.com article – Brain teasers help Google recruit workers – Nov 4, 2004

Gee… here’s their lead-in to the article:

“Google Inc. locates almost anything on the Web within seconds, but finding the brainy engineers who program the company’s lightning-quick search engine takes more time — and a quirky bit of ingenuity.”

Anything on the web???? Sheesh. Why is it so hard to understand, especially in a techie news story (with probably reporters following techie trends)?

Alrightie – Here are some basic Google lessons for CNN:

1. Google doesn’t REALLY search the web – they search their own database of web history that they’ve gone out and fetched
2. Google is big, but still covers maybe 1/3 of the web

Class dismissed.

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