[ILUG] Mother of God!
colm at tuatha.org
Tue Feb 14 18:09:06 GMT 2006
On 14 Feb 2006, at 17:33, Colm MacCarthaigh wrote:
>> In, short, I believe that Google.cn is a net benefit for Chinese
>> internet users, and I've yet to see any convincing proposal for
>> alternative action by Google which would have been better for the
>> Chinese people.
> Trying to get together with the other search providers, and
> a mass boycott of the Chinese terms would have been better. Also,
> staying out of the market entirely would have been better for the
> Chinese people in the long term (though not Google).
Do you think so? What proportion of searches from Chinese people do
you suppose are related to the banned terms? Is it really better to
deny them all search functionality than remove some results? These
are not easy questions, and I'm not saying that Google's solution is
necessarily the correct answer, but I don't think that you can claim
to have all the answers in this case.
Colm Buckley / colm at tuatha.org / +353 87 2469146 / www.colm.buckley.name
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