Skip to comments.Al Gore Advised Google About 'Search Quality'
Posted on 10/16/2009 10:03:07 AM PDT by opentalk
Former Vice President Al Gore a few years ago advised Internet behemoth Google about "aspects of search quality." Such was reported by the New Yorker in its October 12 issue (subscription required).
By themselves, the following paragraphs from this 6500-word piece don't mean much.
However, given the ongoing concerns about Google's political leanings and how its search algorithms might be manipulated to favor liberal news outlets over conservative points of view, the very idea that Gore might have had any input to this process is worrisome to say the least. So, a few years ago, Gore raised some concerns about "search quality," and then sat in Google's office for three hours watching ten "search-quality researchers and specialists in charge of this part of the business" work on solving problems he shared with the company's owners.
What were these concerns? Were they personally or politically motivated?
The article didn't say. Other than a mention early in the piece about his being a "longtime Google adviser," this was the only reference to Gore. There is an increasing body of evidence that Google may be less concerned about promoting a free, open and "democratic" Internet, and more concerned with promoting a regulated Internet for the benefit of "Democrats."
(Excerpt) Read more at newsbusters.org ...
Paging the Nobel Committee......
look at the difference between Google and BING when it comes to Global Warming...
The differences are STARK
They don’t love him that much. Do a Google image search for Al Gore.......The good ones are still there.....
I always wondered how Google stayed in business without making a profit for years.
“Global warming scam”
I don’t use Google...Don’t like them.
He’s simply amazing. Invents the internet and tells Google how to search said internet. What will he come up with next?
Al Gore is the man Frank Zappa, John Denver, and Dee Snider warned us about.
I think that has a lot to do with why Gore got on board with the whole Global Warming issue anyway. He didn’t want to be associated anymore with the PMRC, and wanted to find a way to get back in the good graces of the liberals, he’s nothing but a two-bit opportunist.
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