So I was in class today, marking a small homework assignment while the class worked on an essay assignment. While marking, I noticed that quite a few kids had the wrong answer for who the current Mayor of Ottawa is – a good chunk (maybe a third) of the class put the previous Mayor, Larry O’Brien.
So I thought – ok, why are they writing this? If they did not know that Jim Watson was our mayor, why would they write Larry O’Brien?
Therefore, my instincts told me to google it.
This is what happened:
What a google fail!! It is not like we just had an election or anything – Jim Watson has been the mayor for over a year! I did report the error to Google, but as of 7:30pm, it had not been changed. Even if I google “mayor of Ottawa” it shows Larry O’Brien
Super disappointing fail there Google!