A Look Inside the Think Tank...

How Google really works

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Written by Thomas Steiner.


How Google really works
Ever wondered how Google creates its impressive results? Now as I am directly on site, I finally understand. Google employs a whole bunch of interns (like me) whose only day job is to enter the millions of search queries from the Google web search interface into Yahoo, wait for the results, sreen-scrape the data and have them nicely layouted be pushed out to the searcher. Of course this approach has its shortcomings. Only think of the popular "did you mean abc?" feature. You really need to be an expert in linguistics and tech stuff at the same time. If you are up for a great challenge, do not hesitate to apply for one of the cool jobs on Google, and enjoy the Google swimming pool, the sun terrace and the barbecues with Larry and Sergej (everybody always talks about those two guys, I think they kind of started the Internet or something).