My best friend’s son, Kyle, was recently diagnosed for an intrinsic brain stem glinoma. For the blissfully uninitiated, that means that he has an inoperable brain tumor. For once, I have something to obsess about that’s not soap or business related. So, I’ve spent copious amounts of time in the last five weeks searching, searching, and searching the ‘net for information, would-be cures, pediatric oncologists, pediatric neurosurgeons and the holy grail of a doctor that will try to operate on Kyle. I’m about 0 for 45 on that count. But, I keep searching and trying.
When I don’t find what I want, I switch terms, try the ” ” in different places or just plain skip to page 10 on the search engine and hope that it’s a better fit than the first 5 pages of non-hits. I never switch search engines. It turns out that I’m not alone in this. According to Convera, 93% of search engine users don’t switch to a new engine if they’re not getting the answer they want out of the first engine.
Why not? They’re different companies, with different algorithms. You would think that we’d all switch. But instead, we just bang our head against the same wall, but in a slightly different spot by trying to refine the search engine terms.
Only 10% of searchers find what they want on the first attempt. And only 21% of online searchers feel like their search engines understand the queries.
Well, duh. They’re computers, not humans. Of course they don’t “understand” your search engine query! But aside from that, artificial intelligence is supposed to be farther along than only getting 10% of our search engine queries right.
Wow, that’s great feedback! I used to love using the reference librarians and then have fallen out of the habit. Even though I’m in the library one to two times a week (I’m a heavy reader), I breeze right by the Reference Desk. I will need to correct that deficiency on the next visit.
As a librarian, I have to speak up for my profession. Go see your local reference librarian! They can help you find pretty much anything. Contrary to popular belief, the internet does not have all the answers.
Lots of luck.
Thanks for the heads up! We’ll definitely check up on that supplement. We’ve also heard good things about Ruta 6 so we’re hot on the trail of that supplement as well.
You might try a search for b17. It is a form of the b vitamin that has been known to cure cancer in some. I knew a girl who had a brain tumor and was treated with b17 and she was totally cured! I saw the before and after x-rays. It was amazing.
By the way, I’ve nothing to sell!!!