BBC iWonder – “How Does Google Work?”

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Creator: Izzie Levinson

Date Created: Unclear

Name of the Document: “BBC iWonder – ‘How Does Google Work?'” by Prof. Marcus du Sautoy with  Prof. Mark Levene for BBC


Context: The above image comes from the website listed above, which explains for the reader the ways in which the Google database keeps track of its information, sorts websites, and continues to prowl the web for new links.

Potential Relevance for the Future: Google exists now as the people’s archive or library, and the corporation works hard to keep its page sorting algorithm a secret. As archivists, it is important to think about the ways in which Google sorts its data and the ways that may shape the knowledge people access, and the way this resource may continue to shift and/or be replaced by new modes of researching in the future.

Other relevant headings: Google, BBC, tech education, resources, coding, spiders, search engines, research


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