Google Already Knows Its Search Sucks (and Is Working to Fix It) – NYTimes.comPosted: January 21, 2011
I can only ask: What took so long? I first blogged about Google’s increasingly terrible search results in October 2007. If you search for any topic that is monetizable, such as “iPod Connectivity” or “Futon Filling”, you will see pages and pages of search results selling products and very few that actually answer your query. In contrast, if you search for something that isn’t monetizable, say “bridge construction,” it is like going 10 years back into a search time machine.
Here's something from the NYT that will help you catch up with one of the stories that cropped up in the new media news quiz – Google's problems with search.