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.
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.