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Someone who believes that easy access to internet articles on a subject is the same as personal, academic, mastery of a subject. Someone who believes that upvotes and popularity of information on the internet is enough for that information to be trustworthy. Someone who disdains or ignores academic journals, primary sources, and university publications because the headlines in a search engine or social media have taught them all they need to know.
Another student cited wikipedia in my informal logic class. All the recent high school grads start off as Google Scholars.
by jin-roh May 20, 2016
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an individual who goes out of his or her way to appear to their peers on the internet to be far more cultured, intelligent, and informed than anyone else--thanks to their broadband connection to the internet and their extensive practice using search engines.
So i was winning for a change by nearly 69 points in my trivia chatroom and this 'google scholar' thought he could just march right in and take over.
by getnpsi July 08, 2006
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