Gentlemen, start your search engines! According to this article, Google has quadrupled the size of its online newspaper archives. Great stuff awaits the patient researcher. Queries you ran just a few months ago just might return some really interesting hits when rerun today.
A short post on the Google News blog today revealed a big number: Google recently quadrupled the number of newspaper articles in its News Archive Search.
The recent update saw Google add a bunch of new publications, including some from different parts of the world. And it even has a newspaper in the archives from 1753 now. The fact that itís searchable is fairly insane.
Google launched with "millions" of searchable articles, so now we have to assume it has millions times four (Google didnít give an exact number). But this along with its book scanning efforts are getting impressive in their size and scope (but the book scanning is not without controversy).
Of course, why Google primarily cares about archiving these old publications is not just for information, but also for the fact that it can sell contextual AdSense ads against them.
To read the complete article, see:
Google Quietly Quadruples Its Newspaper Archives
Wayne Homren, Editor
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