Wednesday, October 3, 2007
Since the creation of the movement of information via the World Wide Web the ability to find it has been among one of the most important add-ons to making information available. In recent years many companies have undertaken the charge of compiling and creating what we now call search engines. These figurative locomotives were used solely to bring information from point “A” to point “B”, nothing more and nothing less. With the recent push to corner the market many of these search engines began to offer much more than just a way to harvest information. One such search engine which has now cornered the market is Google. Since its conception, Google has worked continuously to offer every imaginable service to people so that they have no need to go anywhere else. Are these monopolistic practices or just trying to make things easier?