Comments about Google and Content Preservation

October 8, 2009

The search pundits are chasing the Google press conference. The addled goose flapped right over the media event and spent time with “Google’s Abandoned Library of 700 Million Titles”. The article, which appeared in Wired Magazine, tackles the history of the usenet archive. The article is interesting for three reasons:

  1. The content is “ancient ruins”; that is, not in good shape
  2. Access is problematic because the search function is, according to Wired, are “extremely poor”
  3. There has not been much attention focused on this content collection.

I access Google Groups’s content occasionally. My personal experience is that I can find useful information on certain topics. For me, the most interesting comment in the Wired article was:

In the end, then, the rusting shell of Google Groups is a reminder that Google is an advertising company — not a modern-day Library of Alexandria.

Not as affirming as the news flowing from the Google media event, but I found the Wired article suggestive.

Stephen Arnold, October 8, 2009


2 Responses to “Comments about Google and Content Preservation”

  1. SERGIO MEDINA on October 26th, 2009 11:56 pm

    i´ve been in the web for a while but not too long but I’ve learned much about Yahoo & google differences & ahhh yahoo is wonderful the way it’s treated me in the web buttttt google I´ve learned about Milton Sirotta & Edward Kasner who became famous due to Mathematics & Imagination.So the way GOOGLE gets around is the most wonderful thing that human being has ever createde in this wondeful planet (I think) you know?? I’D LIKE TO GET A BEAUTIFUL ANSWER FROM YOU GUYS WILL YOU ? THANKS & GOD BLESS YOU

  2. SERGIO MEDINA on October 27th, 2009 12:00 am

    He estado en la web por un tiempo pero no demasiado tiempo, pero he aprendido mucho acerca de las diferencias Yahoo y Google y Yahoo ahhh es maravillosa la forma en que se me trató en la web perooo de Google que he aprendido acerca de Milton Sirotta & Edward Kasner que se hizo famoso debido a las matemáticas y la manera Imagination.So GOOGLE Gets Around es lo más maravilloso que el ser humano ha createde en este planeta Wondeful (creo) ¿sabes?? Me gustaría tener una agradable respuesta de ustedes ¿verdad? THANKS & GOD BLESS YOU

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