Social Distraction

Web search is a cornerstone of online legal research.   Google, Yahoo!, and Bing remain starting points for lawyers and others to perform research outside of the fee-based providers.  Both Google and Bing have put additional social elements into their search engine results pages (SERP).  These are intended to both float up results that are …

Toggle Google’s Personal Search Plus Your World

Researchers should be concerned that their prior research is filtering out relevant information from their future research.  Google’s recent announcement about Search plus Your World is the next step in their personalized search. You can tweak your search – using the pws=0& text inserted in the search results URL – to turn off personalization. If you …