By Sanskriti Pandey:
No matter how much we hate to admit it, the fact remains that most of us depend on Google for even little things in our daily lives. If not for this omnipotent internet giant, most of our work may even come to a standstill, as was evident last year when Google servers going down for a mere 5 minutes resulted in global internet traffic dropping by a whopping 40 percent! From the Android OS that most of our phones run on, to the most popular video streaming service, Google owns it all. In fact, for a live tracking of Google’s profit and revenue numbers, let this website give you the ‘real time accumulation of wealth’ figures of all major global internet players. With a presence and permeation that Google enjoys throughout the world, the more obvious question that arises is – how powerful is Google?
If you want an answer to that question, let this short and comprehensive video tell you how Google is inconspicuously but surely asserting its political, technological and new media related power over Governments, societies and individuals. Take this snippet for a starter: ‘In India, researchers found that an undecided voter’s opinion could be swayed towards one candidate or another based on their ranking on Google’s search results‘.