22 Sep '11, 9am

Google Denies "Cooking" Search Results | Care2 Causes

And Daniel S. is right--Google filters your search results. That does allow you to get what you're looking for earlier, but it comes at a cost; first, your personal information (which Google stores in the largest database of personal information in the world--can you trust them to keep it safe?) that Google gets from your searches and cookies and such and can then sell to advertisers; and second, your ability to see everything, because Google doesn't just reorder results, it doesn't even show you certain results. This could be that Google has deemed them irrelevant, but it could easily soon be that Google doesn't want to show you something. There's a new great book out called The Filter Bubble that deals with the personalization of the internet, in which the author gives the example of having two friends do a Google search for BP just after the oil spill; one got back a lo...

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