Brain Pickings Icon
Brain Pickings

Reads tagged with “Google”

Culturomics: What We Can Learn from 5 Million Books
Culturomics: What We Can Learn from 5 Million Books

How to put your “beft” foot forward, or what the algorithm of censorship has to do with 1950.

read article

Summer Reading List: 10 Essential Books for Cognitive Sunshine
Summer Reading List: 10 Essential Books for Cognitive Sunshine

The history and future of the Internet, algorithms vs. curators, reinventing education, and how to live with optimism.

read article

Tina Fey Makes Google’s Eric Schmidt Really, Really Uncomfortable
Tina Fey Makes Google’s Eric Schmidt Really, Really Uncomfortable

What ladyparts have to do with Mark Twain and making Google blush.

read article

In The Plex: How Google Changed Our Lives and Everything Else
In The Plex: How Google Changed Our Lives and Everything Else

What red gym balls have to do with censorship, privacy and organizing all the world’s information.

read article

The Filter Bubble: Algorithm vs. Curator & the Value of Serendipity
The Filter Bubble: Algorithm vs. Curator & the Value of Serendipity

How the web gives us what we want to see, and that’s not necessarily a good thing.

read article

Life in a Day: Google Crowdsources Humanity
Life in a Day: Google Crowdsources Humanity

Documenting the world, or how to take one of 6.7 billion pathways to Sundance.

read article

View Full Site

Brain Pickings participates in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn commissions by linking to Amazon. In more human terms, this means that whenever you buy a book on Amazon from a link on here, I get a small percentage of its price. That helps support Brain Pickings by offsetting a fraction of what it takes to maintain the site, and is very much appreciated