History is Written by the E-victors

Google-ville? (by alexanderljung)

I read today on the Al Jazeera website that google are expanding their news search engine to include news archives from the last 200 years. I guess this will be a fantastic thing for journalists and researchers alike – giving them access to a wonderful perspective of history when writing articles.

Then I looked a little closer at which archives would be covered – “The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Time magazine and The Washington Post.” – all notoriously american publications.

Google is fast becoming (or already is) the global search engine of choice, does their american orientation mean that our global history will start to be viewed increasingly through star-spangled lenses?

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I am no one and everyone. Been that way for a long time too. Just sometimes i forget.
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One Response to History is Written by the E-victors

  1. jiivan says:

    Thankfully traffic on the Net is steadily migrating to smaller, more targetted sites.