Do you remember the first search engine you ever used? Was it Alta Vista? (That dates some of us.) Was it Google? Have you noticed how search has changed over the years? Some search engines no longer exist, new ones arrive on the scene (and sometimes depart pretty quickly) and others change in order to remain relevant. The world of search is not static and Google's Knowledge Graph that launched recently shows just how true that is.

About Linda W Braun

Linda W Braun is a YALSA Past President and the Youth and Family Learning Manager at the Seattle Public Library.

One Thought on “What's This Thing Called Google Knowledge Graph?

  1. Jacqui Milliern on May 28, 2012 at 7:12 pm said:

    Given the seismic shakeup that occurred between Web 1.0 and Web 2.0, I am thrilled to see what happens with Web 3.0.

    Do you think Google Knowledge Graph relies too much on collective wisdom? Will conspiracy theorists or hackers be able to skew results in a Google Knowledge Graph? If they can't, then is Google going to be vetting entries onto the Knowledge Graphs. If so, then how long will it be before advertising (I'm especially thinking of political ads) and censorship makes its way in Knowledge Graphs?

    For all the questions it made me ask, I have to admit that my immediate reaction to Google Knowledge Graph was "encyclopedia on steroids", lol.

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