Rely on the most comprehensive, up-to-date legal content designed and curated by lawyers for lawyers
Work faster and smarter to improve your drafting productivity without increasing risk
Accelerate the creation and use of high quality and trusted legal documents and forms
Streamline how you manage your legal business with proven tools and processes
Manage risk and compliance in your organisation to reduce your risk profile
Stay up to date and informed with insights from our trusted experts, news and information sources
Access the best content in the industry, effortlessly — confident that your news is trustworthy and up to date.
Find up-to-date guidance on points of law and then easily pull up sources to support your advice with Lexis PSL
With over 30 practice areas, we have all bases covered. Find out how we can help
Our trusted tax intelligence solutions, highly-regarded exam training and education materials help guide and tutor Tax professionals
Regulatory, business information and analytics solutions that help professionals make better decisions
A leading provider of software platforms for professional services firms
In-depth analysis, commentary and practical information to help you protect your business
LexisNexis Blogs shed light on topics affecting the legal profession and the issues you're facing
Legal professionals trust us to help navigate change. Find out how we help ensure they exceed expectations
Lex Chat is a LexisNexis current affairs podcast sharing insights on topics for the legal profession
Discuss the latest legal developments, ask questions, and share best practice with other LexisPSL subscribers
Thanks to the quality results returned by modern search tools, alongside the anonymity of the platform, Google quickly took on a more intimate role in our private lives. A quick search in Google for “Should I…” throws up a range of strange and intimate suggested search fields: from questions of marital harmony and changing career, to Clash lyrics and meditating on the merits of shaving your head, Google has bundled together all aspects of the human experience in a neat and highly intuitive algorithm. Whilst Google maintains that the verb To Google should be used only in relation to their products, the act of Googling has become a catch-all verb for our desire for answers. Interchangeable with “I’ll look that up”, “googling” sates our desire for fast results and a lexical proclivity for efficiency.
Google is often the first stop for every thought we daren’t vocalise, and a port in the storm for our most grave and bizarre worries. Despite beginning life as a search engine, designed to transport the user, Google’s search results create the destination itself. No longer relying on the user to know what they want, Google nourishes a speculative kind of curiosity; Google holds the keys to our most intimate self, playing surrogate doctor, agony aunt, therapist, financial advisor- before we’ve even asked the question.
Access this article and thousands of others like it free by subscribing to our blog.
Read full article
Already a subscriber? Login
0330 161 1234