Monday, December 15, 2008

We've taken care of everything...

The words you read, the songs you sing,
The pictures that bring pleasure to your eye...

Google publicly changes policy, announces: We are the Priests of Syrinx.
Now what, you may be thinking, is an "obvious change"? Is it one that is frivolous? (Thereby introducing a Google Frivolitimeter™ [Beta]). Or is it one that goes against the grain of the consensus? If so, then who decides what the consensus must be? Make no mistake, Google is moving into new territory: not only making arbitrary, editorial choices - really no different to Fox News, say, or any other media organization. It's now in the business of validating and manufacturing consent: not only reporting what people say, but how you should think.
Trust us because we say so.

Read the whole article for the full explanation. It was written by the same guy who, several years ago, caused something of an uproar by revealing how Google's search results could be rigged.

P.S. No more Adsense on this blog.

P.P.S. I just noticed that Blogger now has an import/export function.

via Sipsey Street Irregulars

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