“In Google we trust” – Students poorly advised?

It has become part of the internet vernacular to “Google” something to find out more about it. Once googled, how reliable are the results listed? Are featured listings more truthful or informative than lower-ranked listings?

A new study coming out of Northwestern University, discovered that college students have a decided lack of Web savvy, especially when it comes to search engines and the ability to determine the credibility of search results. Apparently, students favored search engine rankings above all other factors. The only thing that matters is that something is the top search result, not that it’s legit.

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