sno man: You want fast... Twitter with a carefully selected maybe 50 news and sport sources. You want accurate, check back tomorrow.
ecmoRandomNumbers: Google is useful for looking up trivial things. It usually gives me the fastest path to the relevant Wikipedia article. For news, Google is crap.
thismomentinblackhistory: I used to get to my office and would get alerts for articles containing topics of interest: "freak accident," "fecal matter," "parents outraged," etc.
ScreamingHangover: Is he searching google.com or news.google.com?They're 2 different searches for 2 different purposes.
joshiz: For example, my main surfing browser is Safari but I use Chrome (and Chrome Canary) for web development. If I am looking for a code snippet, my results in Chrome are horrendous and often don't even relate to what I am searching for. In Safari, I get results that are relevant.
ubermensch: If I want to find out the instant when @AssyCrappy takes a shiat, I'll check Twitter. If I want to read the latest about wildfires out west, I'll trust Google.
SteakMan: Curious, what language? I search for powershell snippets all the time and google+chrome never lets me down.
p4p3rm4t3: When I care about greenlights (Once a year or so) I use google.Search tools ;pasthour;sorted by date;newsIn that order. Then, and this is the key part. Type a word in. like kill, volcano, idiot or earthquake ect.I just did it got a news article from ABC that was posted 7 seconds ago among 8 pages of hits.
Ishkur: He's right.There needs to be a conservagoogle, to unskew the search results and only give you the truthy news you trust.
Jesus McSordid: Meh. "Social media" is a fad. Wake me up when it's all blown over, OK?
RoyBatty: In the past week I have seen tenured law professors retweeting just obviously wrong crime statistics. From a Buzzfeed link!I've caught (a fark favorite person) doing pretty much the same thing, retumblring obviously wrong crime stats on tumblr.
Tobin_Lam: What is up with google's time stamps. That story from "1 hour ago" could be 20 minutes or 3 hours if you rerun the search and neither matches the timestamp on the article itself.
Far Cough: As long as we're on the subject, what's the deal with Mark Cuban's funky hair, anyway?
joshiz: I'll agree that the recent changes in Google's Search algorithm have decreased Google's usefulness. Still, one thing to note is your search results will be completely different depending on which browser you use and whether or not you are signed in to Google.For example, my main surfing browser is Safari but I use Chrome (and Chrome Canary) for web development. If I am looking for a code snippet, my results in Chrome are horrendous and often don't even relate to what I am searching for. In Safari, I get results that are relevant.To Mark's point about scores, using the date filters with Google will usually show the scoreboard at the top of the results - this is true for almost any major sporting event.I could see the usefulness of including all the social media outlets in search results. But we are dealing with a Google that was intending to push people to Google+. Once Google realizes Plus has been a complete failure, maybe that will happen.
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