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Friday, February 07, 2014

Think of a politician you don't like who once ran for President.

Now imagine a search engine is actively supporting them on all of their search results.

"Just switched to Bing Homepage - Bye Google. Your were good as a search engine but should keep your politics to yourself."

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#1 | Posted by Tor at 2014-02-07 02:50 PM | Reply | Flag:

I don't see a problem here as long as they are not tampering with search results. (not saying they don't)

If a company chooses to push it's politics then people are likely to change it's life.

#2 | Posted by TaoWarrior at 2014-02-07 02:58 PM | Reply | Flag:

CU says they can. Worst SCOTUS decision ever.

#3 | Posted by MUSTANG at 2014-02-07 03:11 PM | Reply | Flag:

They've been making statements like this for years and the straw that breaks the camel's back for you is their support of gay rights, Tor?

Revealing.

#4 | Posted by Hagbard_Celine at 2014-02-07 03:16 PM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 1

Not sure but is there a search engine that doesn't have politics.

Google sucks, so does bing and yahoo so not much choice.

#5 | Posted by moneywar at 2014-02-07 03:31 PM | Reply | Flag:

"I don't see a problem here as long as they are not tampering with search results. (not saying they don't)"

Without net neutrality they will be doing that.

#6 | Posted by danni at 2014-02-07 03:31 PM | Reply | Flag:

"Think of a politician you don't like who once ran for President.

Now imagine a search engine is actively supporting them on all of their search results."

POSTED BY TOR

Now imagine that supporting human rights is nothing like supporting a politician.

Should a private company support human rights? Sure!

#7 | Posted by Derek_Wildstar at 2014-02-07 03:34 PM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 1

Why do we have to treat everyone like retards that can't handle any advertising?

#8 | Posted by eberly at 2014-02-07 03:37 PM | Reply | Flag:

"I don't see a problem here as long as they are not tampering with search results. (not saying they don't)"

Without net neutrality they will be doing that.

#6 | Posted by danni at 2014-02-07 03:31 PM | Reply | Flag

Just have to laugh, you don't think they mess with the search results.....LOL! How do you think they choose the 1st result on the page, it isn't done by magic.

#9 | Posted by moneywar at 2014-02-07 03:42 PM | Reply | Flag:

Why do we have to treat everyone like retards that can't handle any advertising?

#8 | Posted by eberly at 2014-02-07 03:37 PM | Reply | Flag:

Because this site has a bunch of retards?

#10 | Posted by Dalton at 2014-02-07 03:43 PM | Reply | Flag:

"How do you think they choose the 1st result on the page, it isn't done by magic."

She probably thinks its "random".

#11 | Posted by eberly at 2014-02-07 03:51 PM | Reply | Flag:

"Just have to laugh, you don't think they mess with the search results....."

I am aware of that I bid on keywords from time to time when we put money in our budget for it. I think though, and I admit I could be wrong about this, but couldn't they decide to just prevent your site from coming up under any search on their search engine without net neutrality? Or, does it only apply to the companies like comcast?

#12 | Posted by danni at 2014-02-07 04:01 PM | Reply | Flag:

Net neutrality doesn't have anything to do with search engines.

#13 | Posted by visitor_ at 2014-02-07 04:03 PM | Reply | Flag:

"Should a private company support human rights? Sure!"

Is it human rights they're interested in?

The are scores of horrible things going on in Russia.

Why only pick one issue?

#14 | Posted by Tor at 2014-02-07 04:37 PM | Reply | Flag:

Danni, Visitor is correct. Net neutrality is only for service providers, not content providers. It is not a Fair & Balanced kind of neutrality, but it would say that Comcast couldn't ban your access to Google because of its liberal views.

#15 | Posted by blah at 2014-02-07 06:00 PM | Reply | Flag:

"Net neutrality is only for service providers, not content providers. It is not a Fair & Balanced kind of neutrality, but it would say that Comcast couldn't ban your access to Google because of its liberal views.

Thanks for the info. I'll never claim to be the most knowledgeable about technical things.

#16 | Posted by danni at 2014-02-07 07:32 PM | Reply | Flag:

#14 | Posted by Tor at 2014-02-07 04:37 PM
"Why only pick one issue?"

What's an acceptable number of issues for you, Tor?
What's a practical number of issues that Google can address with their logo.

Google often does this sort of thing, for holidays, celebrations, birthdays, etc.
They even did a special logo for the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who, of all things.

Are you really bothered that they used the colors of the spectrum for their logo?
Further, below the search field, they include:
"The practice of sport is a human right. Every individual must have the possibility of practicing sport, without discrimination of any kind and in the Olympic spirit, which requires mutual understanding with a spirit of friendship, solidarity and fair play." –Olympic Charter

You want to call that "pushing politics"?

#17 | Posted by TheTom at 2014-02-07 09:23 PM | Reply | Flag:

"Why do we have to treat everyone like retards that can't handle any advertising?"

Maybe because any retard can just repeat what teacher says and get at least a masters degree?

#18 | Posted by Diablo at 2014-02-09 03:04 AM | Reply | Flag:

They even did a special logo for the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who, of all things.

Hey now that was cool.

Also a great episode. Have to admit after that I was disappointed that Capaldi got the new Doctor job instead of John Hurt. I would have loved a couple seasons with Hurt as the Doctor. I don't think he was ever even in consideration though ... shame.

Oh yeah Google, meh. My daughter thought the logo was a good thing, I didn't care and my wife never saw it. My younger daughter didn't notice it and my son saw it but just thought it was a sports doodle for the Olympics didn't make the rainbow flag connection. I put it in once of the categories of things that people try and find a reason to be offended. Much like Hooter the mascot of Kennesaw State.

#19 | Posted by TaoWarrior at 2014-02-09 08:59 AM | Reply | Flag:

'You want to call that "pushing politics"?'

In conjunction with sexual politics while people losing their homes are being excluded?

yes.

#20 | Posted by Tor at 2014-02-09 04:30 PM | Reply | Flag:

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