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Google (and perhaps other search engines, but who uses those?) has made finding information easier than ever. Unfortunately, this phrase comes with a wide range of caveats. Finding information that isn't current can be quite a challenge, and the first pages are often flooded with results from sites like Yahoo! Answers, which rank a few rungs higher than Wikipedia on the list of websites not to use as sources on college papers. Over the next couple of days, Google is rolling out a feature to English search results that will provide a separate section highlighting in-depth content.

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This section is less likely to produce results from trending news sites (though it's not impossible). Expect long-form content from magazines, lengthy newspaper articles, and research put forward in journals. The idea is to give users genuine understanding of a topic rather than a quick answer. This is the kind of information that is likely to be relevant months, perhaps even years after publication. I don't know about you, but I think anything that encourages the creation of more thoughtful content is a step in the right direction.

Source: Google

Bertel King, Jr.
Born and raised in the rural South, Bertel knows what it's like to live without 4G LTE - or 3G, for that matter. He now lives in the City of Bridges, adjusting to the presence of actual snow. His phone of choice is the HTC One.

  • Gandalf_Teh_Gray

    Sounds like a good change, and if you still need the quick in & out wiki will be available.

  • JJ

    Great idea. Hopefully this will save me time from searching through page after page of results, as well as no longer having to keep refining my search just to find a decent article about a topic.

  • Matthew Fry

    Well done, Google!
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    Now fix my Nexus 10 already! Don't give me that "I don't even work on Android," BS.

    • Walkop

      So true. We need fixes. 5.0 can't come quickly enough!

      • http://petercast.net Peterson Silva

        Sorry for my ignorance guys, but what is wrong with the Nexus 10?

        • Walkop

          Oh, not a lot. I'm using it to make this comment right now. Many users have complained of random reboots; myself included. 4.3 solved many issues, solving a memory leak in "surfaceflinger" that caused a majority of the reboots.

          Some users still say the tablet reboots, some don't. Mine still reboots, but much less frequently. I'm still loving it!

          • http://petercast.net Peterson Silva

            Oh, all right. Thanks for the info :)

  • squiddy20

    1. I thought that's what Scholar was for. http://scholar.google.com/schhp?hl=en
    2. Since AP is usually the most in depth when it comes to Android matters (APK teardowns and such), does that mean you guys will be featured? :D

  • mathewmakio

    That is absolutely bizarre....you'd be spewin if your competitor gets in the in depth section and only has 50 more words than you do. This is going to create the biggest blogger insanity the world has seen yet

    • Guest

      I thought panda hit thin content anyways

    • mathewmakio

      down vote this (_|_)