Google: The Shortest Distance Between Two Clicks

Last Friday was our February meeting of our Ocotillo Online Learning Group — the theme was digital audio and podcasting (look for audio to be posted Tuesday as the files are two big to FTP viq dial-up connection at my cabin).

I observed something interesting that registered as an observation.

One of our faculty was doing a demo on the computer, and needed to go to his faculty home page. Like many in an organization, his home page has a mile long URL that is buried several layers inside his college’s web site. But what he did was simply wild in its simplicty- the shortest path to his home page (and he looked well practiced) was to Google his name (he has an advantage of a unique last name). One click, and his page was first on the list.

Google- it shrinks and warps space and time.

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