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ERIC Number: ED495676
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Mar-8
Pages: 6
Abstractor: Author
The Google-ization of Knowledge
Larson, Natasja; Parsons, Jim; Servage, Laura
Online Submission
How has GOOGLE shaped knowledge? How has it shaped those who use it? This article considers the impact of online knowledge upon the content of knowledge and upon the people who seek it and create it. The authors suggest that 1. Google-ization is reshaping knowledge. 2. Google-ization is changing how knowledge counts as important. 3. Google-ization privileges business. 4. Google-ization has reshaped the authority of knowledge. 5. Google-ization has reshaped education dialog. 6. Google-ization is creating a primary aesthetics. 7. Google-ization is reshaping the heuristic of knowledge. 8. Google-ization is reshaping the nature of communication. The authors suggest that we are reshaped by the way knowledge is structured and the format for which it is created.
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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