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Online search results can be misleading

Posted by George J Janczyn on October 25, 2009

Search engines such as Google and Bing return results in a format that shows a snip of the page title and a short string of text appearing on that page. That is often helpful, but it can sometimes be misleading. In the search result shown below, it could be interpreted that I made a somewhat derogatory statement about Mr. Kindle. I did not. On the page in question (also shown below) I made a comment on a news article, someone made a comment immediately after me, and it is that person’s remark that shows up on the search screen. So, be careful when viewing search results, all may not be as it appears.

The search:
GoogleAnomaly

 

My comment:
GoogleAnomaly2

 

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