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Re: <nettime> Google cranks up its Engines of Consensus
Damian Stewart on Sat, 13 Dec 2008 17:38:08 +0100 (CET)


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Re: <nettime> Google cranks up its Engines of Consensus


Florian Cramer wrote:

>> Google this week admitted that its staff will pick and choose what  
>> appears in its search results. It's a historic statement - and nobody  
>> has yet grasped its significance.
...
> More interesting stuff can be found in the blog of another Google
> employee who reveals how "[o]ur work on interpreting user intent is aimed
> at returning results people really want, not just what they said in
> their query".

err, and how, exactly, do they know what results 'people really want'? 
isn't this what daily newspapers do? and we all know what great reflectors 
of reality, sorry, peddlers of advertising space to advertisers, daily 
newspapers are.

... corporate propaganda makes me feel all warm inside.

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