Morlock Elloi on Wed, 26 Sep 2007 13:14:13 +0200 (CEST)

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Re: <nettime> search engines on the move

I think that the basic page rank has nothing to do with search strings
but with the number of links a page has. A search string, AFAIK,
always works against the full index, and the index depends only on
the page content. Of course, refinements are possible (and google
already has once-removed search, where you search by specifying what
is mentioned in the link to the page.)

It is definitely about reclaiming control, and it's absurd that
'alternatives' compete in this reclaiming of control business, going
after the ubiquitous lie of the consumer ideology that 'people want it
to be easier'. It's also absurd that the arch-villain, Google, has the
most enabling search engine.

F*ck such alternatives.

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