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Dont you just love the internet

Well the answer is obviously yes, I do. Particularly when it throws up in that Hitch Hicker’s Guide to the Galaxy, maximum improbability drive way a gem like “Managers Say the Majority of Information Obtained for Their Work Is Useless, Accenture Survey Finds”. There I was looking for some dull, but important nugget on MiFID, or was it payments or maybe Hedge Funds – I really can’t remember now - and I found this – no rather it found me. It knew that deep down - disregarding whatever expertly formed phrase I had typed into the search engine - that I needed to know that as well as spending up to two hours a day finding stuff they at least thought they needed, that more than half of respondents said the information they found was useless! The article goes on to tell me the further insight that people thought it was easier to find information about their competitors than about their own firm. It made me feel better, so I thought I would share it. If you have had a random, useless, but entertaining search engine experience, do feel free to share it – who knows it might make some poor managers life that little bit better!

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Paul Penrose
Paul Penrose - Finextra - London 28 February, 2007, 09:52Be the first to give this comment the thumbs up 0 likes If it's random Internet experiences you're into I'd recommend a trip to stumbleupon. The downloadable stumbleupon toolbar monitors your channel surfing preferences and recommends random sites rated by other users that might pique your personal interests. It's an excellent aid to work displacement.
A Finextra member
A Finextra member 28 February, 2007, 13:28Be the first to give this comment the thumbs up 0 likes

Not strictly a search engine experience but I find it's possible to spend an entertaining few minutes looking over the ill-advised e-petition site on the Number 10 site. How about this one to replace God save the Queen as the national anthem with Gold by 80s popsters - Spandau Ballet.

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