Google announced they have a new search index. On their blog, 6/8/10, they talk about the new index named Caffeine. Read all about it here. Here is a quote:
Today, we’re announcing the completion of a new web indexing system called Caffeine. Caffeine provides 50 percent fresher results for web searches than our last index, and it’s the largest collection of web content we’ve offered.
I cannot think of any reason this is bad. Would you believe that it takes up nearly 100 million gigabytes of storage in one database and adds new information at a rate of hundreds of thousands of gigabytes per day. By the way, I love that quote above that “..Caffeine provides 50 percent fresher results..” I also love this image below as it visually shows how I feel on caffeine as well.
My prediction is that while the new index is 50x better and codenamed Caffeine, the next index will be 500x better and codenamed Crack. They will also provide a spokesperson, former Mayor Marion-CrackBarry – who by the way had the name CrackBarry before it was made cool by the BlackBerry device (with a slightly different spelling).