Sunday, December 14, 2008

Tainted Search

Google this week admitted that its staff will pick and choose what appears in its search results.

Google Cranks Up The Consensus Engine

Some of us have long suspected this... now we know.

Concensus is for our own good.


At December 14, 2008 4:09 PM, Blogger da patriot said...

Well, if consensus is good for global warming (science by consensus, why not everything else.

At December 14, 2008 4:25 PM, Blogger jan said...

I was going to say the same thing. Let's vote on the next manufactured crisis.

At December 14, 2008 4:39 PM, Blogger Papa Frank said...

Google -- just another kool-aid customer!!!

At December 14, 2008 8:42 PM, Blogger Brooke said...

Information selection at it's finest!

At December 15, 2008 1:14 PM, Blogger cube said...

da patriot: Yeah, concensus is good for us ;-)

jan: The upcoming ice age? The neo-Depression? Obama's lack of qualifications to be president?

Papa Frank: Gool-aid?

Brooke: It don't git no better'n that ;-)

At December 15, 2008 6:49 PM, Blogger Z said...

All very funny, but what do we DO about this?
Frontpagemag has about 1/4 the comments it used to get and there's talk it's because Google doesn't link its articles much anymore.
This is censorship, pure and simple, and Conservatives are not happy. ...Americans should be furious.


And, if a conservative search site started up that got popular, they'd try a Fairness Doctrine against it or give it the negative hype they gave FOX before it even went on the air.

At December 15, 2008 7:54 PM, Blogger cube said...

Z: That's a good question. Let's all put on our thinking caps and see if we can't come up with an answer.

I'm all for a truly politically-free algorithm selected by a computer. Can we do that?

At December 15, 2008 11:32 PM, Blogger Shea said...

not surprising,

At December 17, 2008 7:45 AM, OpenID mksviews said...

Times have changed such that one is actually surprised if media outlets and organisations like google and yahoo turn out to be unbiased.

"Well, if consensus is good for global warming (science by consensus, why not everything else."

Ah but only for some things Patriot, on global warming they're happy to drag us all down the path to ruin based on their supposed consensus, but on things like gay-marriage, suddenly consensus is not so equal.

At December 17, 2008 7:39 PM, Blogger Jamie Dawn said...

Yes, Master.

At December 18, 2008 12:12 PM, Blogger cube said...

mksviews: Exactly. According to the liberals, some concensus is more equal than others.


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