Re: [wpmac] Re: off topic but I need help again
- On Feb 15, 2008, at 6:49 PM, Edward Mendelson wrote:
> -Google is ALWAYS your friend. SearchUnless you live in one of a number of countries where Google
> pdf encryption
> or similar topics. Always go to Google first.
routinely censors their search engine results: China immediately
comes to mind. A search of "Tiananmen Square," for example, returns
articles about the massacre, and a number of famous images such as
the student facing down a line of tanks (espec. if you search with
the images option). However, if you do the same search from China
(and you can actually access the Chinese version of Google from the
US), and you'll see ads for travel companies, and nice, pleasant
pictures. Massacre? What massacre? Let Google help your repressive
regime keep information from its citizens. "Do no evil"?
It's also worth noting that Google's ranking of search results favors
not just its paid advertisers, but sites that have the most links
(which is one reason that the interesting but highly suspect
Wikipedia often shows up at or near the top of the results).
“No dark sarcasm in the classroom”
--Roger Waters, “Another Brick in the Wall, Part 2”
from Pink Floyd, The Wall