Google Squared on Guns

Those of you who do not work in the IT industry may not have heard about the new search tool from Google called Squared which launched yesterday. It takes a search query and turns it into a database. It handles firearms very well. It can find out the range, caliber, barrel length and all sorts of other facts.

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Try doing a search for “guns”.



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  • Matt Groom

    I don’t use Google, ’cause I don’t like being tracked, or having my results filtered based on their level of political correctness. But this is a good tool for Journalists who don’t know the difference between their ass and the muzzle. Problem is, Journalists don’t use Google either. They use that wonderful search engine called “Intuition”.

  • So is this a good thing or bad?

    Matt, any search engine will do the very thing you’re talking about. Search engines are BIG business.

  • Claude

    It doesn’t work that well. Look at the description of a subcompact.

    http://www.google.com/squared/search?q=px4+storm

    😀

  • Matt Groom

    @ Heath:
    Google has a company PHILOSOPHY that incorporates their political ideology into the products and services that they offer. That’s bad. For example, they will show advertisements for Moveon.org, but not for the NRA. Now if you do a search on something very specific, they won’t block that, because you’ll notice. But if they also include things they know you aren’t searching for, and bump it up to a higher point on the results, it’s more likely that you’ll see it. This is an attempt to influence the way you think. “Gee, I didn’t know there were so many children killed by gun violence.” Not because it make them money, but because it supports their philosophy. I support search engines whose philosophy is to provide a service that makes money, and nothing else.

    I’m trying to keep this non-political in the spirit of this blog. I post my political stuff elsewhere. So I’ll just say this: Google sucks.