Share Paper: How you search is what you get – Strategies of information seeking with Google

  1. Stefan Aufenanger, University of Mainz, Germany
  2. Tabea Siebertz, University of Mainz, Germany
  3. Fiona Lenssen, University of Mainz, Germany
Tuesday, June 24 1:30 PM-2:00 PM B3107

Abstract: In the last 15 years, Google has become the market leader for information seeking. Not only is it known by mostly every internet user, the search engine is also used for nearly all search requests. The need for competence in information seeking is clear: ideally, the user does not only know how to use search operators in order to get their results quickly and as requested. He or she also knows how search engines indexes homepages so that they can assess the outcomes of their search. The results of the study, in which internet users were first asked to participate ...