Commentary on Search Engines and the Process of Conducting Historical Research

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on October 4, 2004

From First Monday, Internet time and the reliability of search engines

  • “Search engines are unreliable tools for research that aims to reconstruct the historical record. Why? Some search engines systematically relocate the time stamp of Web documents in their databases from the more distant past into the present and the very recent past.”
  • Posted in Search Engines

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