Hellsten – Multiple presents
Main thesis of article: “The aim is to study how this constantly changing deﬁnition of the present affects the use of search engines for research purposes in the social sciences and humanities.”
‘View customizations’ link at the bottom of your Google search results, when clicked takes you to an explanation of how your own web history, and the contents of your recent email (if with gmail) are used to customize your results.
Note on GMT: Greenwich Mean Time, Greenwich is a place in the UK, it was decided that the world would adopt this time standard at a meeting call the ‘International’ Meridian Conference (IMC) in 1884 where only 21 countries mostly western european and american attended. Hm, international.
The Dali ‘clocks’ of the web
Informational Clock-Time as opposed to Modernist Clock-Time
“globalized communications” as zipped time and space together. spacial and temporal differences are wound up with real-time communication and search engine refresh data.