Searching for information on Google is like trying to find a needle in a haystack. Is that true? Was the library of the 19th century more efficient? Explain.
Searching for information on Google is like trying to find a needle in a haystack. If you’re not knowledgeable of the internet and just began searching the web, you will truly get lost in cyber space. There was a time when everyone went to the library, where it was quiet and checked out books needed for information. Now we are just a click away from just about any information we need. The pros to this is that it is readily accessible, any place and any time. The cons are that anyone can place information on the web rather fact or fiction. This can give false information to the readers.
How is searching in a specific database, such as Ashford’s library, different from searching in Bing, Google, or Yahoo?
Searching in a specific database, such as Ashford’s library, is different from searching in Bing, Google, or Yahoo. As our text states there are two different kind of databases that handle information online. One being public domain database, were anyone can post information for viewers to view. Again some may mislead the reader, also the information may be from their point of view and one sided. The other database used to gather information proprietary, which is one that you must subscribe to. Or be a member of to gain access . This makes the Ashford library more effective and trustworthy than a random internet search.
Is email dead for teenagers? Explain.
There was a time when teenagers used email to share information. Now with smart phones, IMs, and the age of texting I do believe that email is now dead to teenagers. Now they have Facebook, twitter, and MySpace were they are able to stay in contact with all their friends. Rather they are next door or across the country they are only a click away.