New Google Products Unearth Gaffs From The Past

diagram By Eric Leventhal

Is there anything Google can't do? I'm convinced they're just a few thousand lines of code away from solving the Middle East conundrum.

Introducing In Quotes and Audio Indexing, two new Google Labs applications that are somehow both addictive and truly beneficial to researchers of all levels of sophistication. It's fascinatingly easy to unearth retrospective hypocrisy (John Edwards discussing the value of his marriage) and grandstanding (John McCain speaking about the Iraq War to a Tyler, Texas, crowd in 2008).

The better informed we are, the more likely we'll be outraged into doing something about it. So kudos to Google for facilitating change yet again.