A twinge of guilt hit me after the blog post from yesterday about search, advertising, and online literacy. I was inspired by the original report that talked about students being confused by search links and advertising when doing Google searches.
As we all know, Google isn’t the only search engine on the web.
How do the others handle the same search? Is it clear what’s advertising and what’s an actual search result?
It’s interesting to see the results and note that not all search engines mark and/or display the advertising results in a similar fashion.
If this isn’t a call for a renewed emphasis of digital literacy and understanding search results, I’m not sure what would be. Are you sure that your “digital natives” really understand the difference?
And, of course, this is just a select few search engines that I use. (DuckDuckGo is my default) Check out the complete list of the “Top 15 Most Popular Search Engines | November 2015“. There’s more to a searching life than just the default that comes with your browser.
I do repeat the message from yesterday – Education always wins.