The effects of September 11 on the leading search engine

Richard W. Wiggins

Abstract


The apparent terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 changed the skyscape of New York City, and the political and emotional landscape of the United States. The attack may have also changed how the leading search engine, Google, thinks of itself. This article examines how people used the Internet in general, and Google in particular, to seek and to deliver desperately wanted information about the lives lost and damage inflicted by the attacks.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5210/fm.v6i10.890



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