After fourteen years of Google’s inception, the internet undoubtedly has come a long way to change the life of people. With the advancements made in the field of information and technology, internet has become an integral part of every person’s life and without it life is unimaginable. Searching on the internet has also undergone huge changes and presently it is absolutely easy to get everything on the internet. Google in particular has paid a lot of emphasis on the result provided by the search engine and come up with new ways to offer users with more accurate results. The sophisticated and intricate search algorithms of Google have helped it to attain new heights and make it a preferred search engine for people throughout the world.
There were some recent developments made by Google that promises to offers users with more flexibility and easier ways of searching for the required information. In May, the Knowledge Graph was launched by Google where it uses a database of five hundred million real world people, things and places with a staggering 3.5 million attributes and various connections between them. Google received phenomenally positive feedback with its new feature and made it available to every English speaking nation in the world. Instead of usual search results from the search engine, the combined knowledge of the web and the Knowledge Graph are used to come with more subjective results like “best movies 2012” or “things to do in Bangkok”. Presently Google is able to produce numerous lists involving millions of different items and expected to grow more in the future.
There are times when searching for information from the search engine is not that convenient as the particular information might be somewhere else. Google has developed a way through which users can search the web as well as Gmail at the same time. This feature is presently at an experimental level and users need to sign up for this special feature. At an event organized in San Francisco, Google revealed that its spiders crawl on a daily basis twenty billion web pages and serves more than one hundred billion search queries every month. The voice search feature is another major advancement made by the search engine Google where the user is only required to ask the question and the results show up. The feature has been included on Smartphones that use the Android OS and soon to be made available for iPad or iPhone.
Google considers these as small steps and gradually progresses towards becoming the dream search engine for the future. The future of search engine definitely looks promising where one can expect that technology will take it to a new level. The advancement of the search engine is expected to take us to a new era where searching for results will no longer limit to a text box and keyboard. In future traditional computer usage might seem to an obsolete feature of the past where people will be more inclined towards mobile devices and other hi-tech communication gadgets.
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