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Do Your V's Pass the Google Truth Test?

Revisited and sharing with you an article that was published at least a year ago, written by David Amerland . He is Google semantic search “enthusiast”. (Some folks have a problem with using the word “expert”. I have a problem with using the word " rat " which is what he calls himself.)

The article's catchy title sucked me right in and once there, it was not a disappointing read. For one thing there are references to ancient Rome and Dr. Who, two topics sure to capture the attention of any reader. Another thing? It's a definitive revelation about Google doing … ??? … something or other with their search engine by measuring V's:

  • Volume, Velocity, Variety, and Veracity.

Briefly summing up the article, in Mr. Amberland's own words quoted below – in an effort to ensure that those who search for information, data, etc., actually find what they're looking for:

We don’t have Soothsayers around anymore but we have Google and its semantic search engine. Semantic search is a Big Data solution to the problem of ever increasing amounts of information accumulating on the web.”

Lifting a quote from Amberland's G+ profile intro because it makes sense to me: “Sensemaking changes everything.”


Amerland, David. "How Google Will Know If You're Lying." David Amerland . N.p., 2014. Web. 05 May 2015. < >.

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cmoneyspinner wrote on May 5, 2015, 5:37 PM

Maybe it sounds stupid to you but to my ears it sounds shocking!! I'm overwhelmed and am graciously receiving your extremely nice compliment. As I was writing it, I was pretending that I was talking to myself. I can usually speak very freely when I think nobody is listening to me. :)

xstitcher wrote on May 5, 2015, 5:39 PM

It's probably partly because I'm tired, but I don't get it.

cmoneyspinner wrote on May 3, 2017, 6:32 PM