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Title: The Effects of September 11 on the Leading Search Engine
URL: http://www.firstmonday.dk/issues/issue6_10/wiggins/
Author: Richard Wiggins
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Annotation: This is an article from an Internet journal and explains the ways in which people used the leading search engine, Google on September 11th. The article is divided into nine sections and includes information on what users expected from Google, how Google responded to the inquiries, and where Google should go in the future. The article was written by Richard Wiggins, a Senior Information Technologist at Michigan State University.
Excerpt: The apparent terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 changed the skyscape of New York City, and the political and emotional landscape of the United States. The attack may have also changed how the leading search engine, Google, thinks of itself. This article examines how people used the Internet in general, and Google in particular, to seek and to deliver desperately wanted information about the lives lost and damage inflicted by the attacks.
Type: media
Contains: essays/reflections