Alison Garwood Jones

Let Google Do the Googling for You

May 21, 2024

Google abandons search drawing by Alison Garwood-Jones

It was a big week in internet history. Google announced last Monday that AI search results are coming to the masses, meaning that the human-powered web (i.e. websites and keyword search) will recede dramatically.

The very meaning of the verbs, “Google that” and “to surf” the web, will become a thing of the past as AI takes over answering people’s questions. The tech company said it themselves in a new tagline: “Let Google do the Googling for you.”

Every business that creates content and relies on website traffic will be affected (and not in a good way).

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