When you say Google you say search engine, you say Internet, you say access to information, you say fast responses and a industry of billion of dollars, but also myths that appeared in time. Here are three of them that became popular world wide.
Google makes us stupid
We use Google to find the answers to all of our questions. It’s like not having to learn anything because everything is available one click away.
According to a recent article many people blame technology for the decrease of our intelligence level. Even Socrates wrote that the appearance of writing tools will determine people to forget easier.
Conclusion: Google offers fast access to complicated answers, however memorizing these answers depends on our intelligence.
Google is free so Google makes no money
Google offers many free online services: search engine, Gmail, Google Earth, Google Talk, Google Calender being just a few of them.
Even if these services are free this doesn’t mean that Google doesn’t make money. Advertising, Google AdWords and Adsense bring Google billions of dollars in profit each year.
Google follows you
It’s true that Google has access to data about your private life: preferred websites, used keywords, emails, however all these info are used for marketing purposes.