WEB & TECH / JAN. 13, 2015
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Google Has Changed Research for Graduates [Infographic]

Did you know that currently up to 2 billion of people around the world are using the internet? While that’s an interesting figure, what’s even more remarkable is that the 92% of those 2 billion people who are using the internet are millennials. This suggests that millions of young people are going online and using search engines every day!

This infographic brought to you by Gradschoolhub.com explains how search engines including Aol, Ask Yahoo, Bing and Google have helped students conduct their research. Since almost everything is available online, it comes as no surprise that students often use the web to find books, articles and online lectures to find useful references for their assignments and prepare for exams.

Overall, these are the key highlights of the infographic:

  • 30% of all humans use the Internet.
  • 75% of students are using Wikipedia and online encyclopedias for research.
  • Google scores 66.7% and wins over other popular search engines.
  • The total number of searches reached 18.3 billion in 2012-13.
  • Google, YouTube and Chrome are widely used to facilitate research and studying.

Have a look at this infographic to see how internet and search engines are being used by students and get useful information in regards to the history of online research!  

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