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"Search Education Evangelism"

Search engines connect Internet users to oceans of information on the World Wide Web. But many users don't effectively use available search tools to find what they're looking for. Google's Daniel Russell studies the "anthropology" of searches and how Internet users deploy tools like Google. He joins us to share what Google learns from its users and how the company builds tools around their needs.

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