I know I have mentioned it before, but I really feel the need to give a shout out to Google once again. Google is the modern world’s personal genie of information. If we don’t know something, we used to call our mom or dad or look it up in something called a ‘book.’ But no more. Now, when we have a question, whether it be ‘how long do I bake chocolate chip cookies’ or ‘why do my little toes curl under,’ it is Google we search for answers.
I recently heard someone say that they knew whatever they read on the internet was true because they read an article online that said it was all true. Let that one sink in for a minute.
Just like the news on television, the information on the web can be shaded and unreliable. It just seems to the general public that if you can ask a question and magically get an answer…it must be true.
Today I found evidence to debunk that theory a bit. I started out my blog like I always do, by searching for an attention getter photo. I am excited to share the news that I finished my math class with a B (happy dance!!!) So I thought a picture of an “old graduate” would be fitting. When I googled images of old graduates I got an interesting selection of photos. Some of the better ones included a Jonas brother in a graduation hat (don’t know their names), a man with a large snake on his arm, lots of pictures of babies (way to make me feel really old and slow), and of course, pictures of Justin Bieber. Apparently the Bieber qualifies for every category.
Seriously, I can’t remember the last time I googled for images and didn’t come up with a picture of Bieber. I know the kid is really talented, but really? I think it is a bit over the top. Of course, what that really means is I want to know who his agent is so they can push my book when its done. People may hate the Bieber but everyone knows him. Just saying…cause I said so.