When Google Results Don't Count
from the you-ain't-nothing-if-you-ain't-on-google dept
I guess it’s a sign of the times, but a columnist at ZDNet tried to research the FBI’s new CIO and decided that he couldn’t be good after there weren’t many Google hits for him. The columnist later interviewed the guy and realized that he actually was much more qualified, but not very public on the web. Certainly, Google is a very useful research tool for many things – but when people start relying on it to see how important someone is, or how qualified someone is for a job, it seems like they’re relying a little too much on the technology.