Re: Google - how far do you go?

Subject: Re: Google - how far do you go?
From: Mike Starr <mike -at- writestarr -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Wed, 02 Apr 2014 17:13:10 -0500

That's one of the downsides of working on-site... one has to worry about being branded a porn surfer just by landing inadvertently on a porn site. Working at home, it doesn't kill the usefulness of the search engine for me although I have to confess, it's been a really long time (probably getting close to ten years) since clicking on a link on a search results page brought me to a porn site. I suspect that's mostly because I've gotten much better at the use of queries. I had forgotten those moments of mad scramble to close a window and looking over my shoulder in the hopes that nobody had seen what had popped up on my screen. It still amazes me when I see an article about how some senior-level executive gets given the heave-ho for spending much of their day browsing porn sites. Sheesh.

I do have to relate that I once worked with a senior-level developer who did that sort of stuff. Fortunately for him, he was a partner, the primary developer, and really superb at what he did. Not only that but he had a private, windowless office and kept the door closed at all times. That worked well also to throttle back the really loud music he played all day long. Only guy I knew who would simultaneously write code on two keyboards at once.

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Mike
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On 4/2/2014 4:24 PM, Gene Kim-Eng wrote:

With some engines, you consume the first half of the first page just
scrolling past the paid ads to find actual information.

As for how far to search, the moment clicking on a link lands you on an X
rated site, you're done searching no matter how many or few pages you've
looked at.

Gene Kim-Enjg


On Wed, Apr 2, 2014 at 12:44 PM, McLauchlan, Kevin <
Kevin -dot- McLauchlan -at- safenet-inc -dot- com> wrote:

In your normal, everyday interaction with public search engines (Google,
Bing, DuckDuckGo, etc.), for roughly what percentage of search instances do
you bother to look past page 1 of the results?
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Google - how far do you go?: From: McLauchlan, Kevin
Re: Google - how far do you go?: From: Gene Kim-Eng

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