When you do a search on the internet, are you more often looking for meaning or relevance? We search for: Meaning in others and relevance in our thoughts.


When you find what you are looking for online, do you more often
discover it on Google or Ask or Yahoo! or Live Search or some other
engine?

How often is what you are searching for found in the first three online search return results?

Do you have to “re-search” often?

Are you always able to find what you need on the internet — or are you sometimes forced offline to learn what you want?

When you go offline, where is the first place you choose to land to find relevance and meaning?

18 Comments

  1. Hi David,
    The reply to your question is – both.
    I do look for relevance and meaning – depending on my query.
    I mostly use “google” for general inquiry or some other scholarly sites.
    The search result/outcome depends on the “key words”, the closer I get, the happier I am about the result.
    99% time I find online what I am looking for, it is the online references that make me look offline.

  2. Are you saying you never goof off doing searches online, Katha?
    Do you have “Safe Search” turned on or off with Google?
    Have you ever used the words “nude” or “naked” in a Google search associated with any celebrity’s name? If yes, who? If not, why not? :mrgreen:

  3. I think it’s a combination of me getting better at defining my searches and Google anticipating what I am looking for.
    This is totally off topic, but is David W. Boles a real name or a pseudonym? I guess it doesn’t matter, but I got the impression there are seven people who contribute to make up David W. Boles. Just curious.

  4. I search for relevance and meaning on the internet, I usually use google. I usually have to do several searches before I find what I am looking for. I sometimes post questions on my blog for input from others. I go to the library often and buy books from Amazon.