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The Google Generation has Weak Google-fu

Some people say the usage of Google can tell you things the user. For example, that Google users are more internet savvy, or that Google usage correlates with income. I can’t imagine this correlation beyond the fact that “poor people don’t have computers, and therefore can’t access Google,” but those were indeed some of the results from research conducted a few years ago among 1000 American Internet users. But recent a new study has suggested that the “Google generation” (those who grew up with the Internet) actually are not good at using Google, and that it is not even the most efficient search engine. I was shocked to hear this, so I took to Google and began my investigation.

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