Google is yet again testing a new feature that it intends to introduce to its search engine. The ‘sources’ information pane will provide details about the thing that you are searching for, as you can see from the picture that is located on this page, it is integrated with the search that you would be making on Google, so you will not have to think about it if you don’t want to use it.
This new feature was found by Cyrus Shepard, a user of Google+. He searched for ‘twitter’ and he found that there was an extra pane on the right hand side for the definition of Twitter and the logo. In addition, this was located where adverts were originally.
As you can see from the description that Shepard made about this feature, he wasn’t entirely impressed when he found that the Twitter icon was linked to a news reporting site. The only 2 things that I can think of why that might be is –
1. The picture was pulled off of Google Images
2. A replacement for the advertisements that are not there due to the ‘sources’ feature. It is clear that Google are developing something to get a wider range of searching methods onto their system.
The information that is provided is pulled from Wikipedia, this will save us time when we are searching for something quick.
I will say that I am very impressed with what Google is developing and it is clear that it would be useful for daily life, it will help with productivity and it will save time. On the flip side it appears that it has a way to go in terms of links and the inclusion of adverts. From what I can see, Google have got a big plan to change the way we search for things on the web, and this is just the beginning of it.