by Gord Hotchkiss
I'm not sure if this is being done in some university somewhere, but I would love to know if our use of search engines is changing how we communicate.
The search query is a form of communication that is deceptive in its simplicity. We are becoming adept at paring down complex concepts into a few well chosen words. There is no unnecessary filler. Even if we do throw in a few 'the's and 'what's, the search engine conveniently strips them from our query.