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The Googlization of Everything

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October 13, 2011 5:00 AM

Richmond, VA

Richmond, VA

With an official mission to “organize the world’s information,” and an unofficial motto of “don’t be evil,” Google has become the de-facto tool on which we all rely to navigate the sea of ideas, thoughts, products, people, and connections that the Web has to offer. But every time you ask a question of Google, a transaction is taking place. What exactly is the nature of that transaction? And how do the decisions that Google makes filter the very information they are attempting to organize? Siva Vaidhyanathan, the author of “The Googlization of Everything,” explores these questions and the many ways that Google subtly (and not so subtly) is influencing our culture.

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