[ILUG-Social] Rant bout Google
bty at physics.dcu.ie
Thu Oct 26 12:00:22 IST 2000
Well it has finally happened. Google are beginning to sell out and go
corporate. Was just searching for some radio information on Google.com and
the search results threw up this little beauty:
Enix-Integrating Business & Tech. Strategies Across Channels
Only a few months ago in an interview with Sergey Brin he said that
they weren't going to go the way that Altavista went with their
sponsorship, banner ads etc.
It really annoys me that they are doin this when they said that they
wanted to focus on building their engine and trying to crawl more
urls. They _have_ crawled 1B urls, but they only have approx. 500M urls in
their databases <unless they have added more>. But they have "Search
1,247,340,000 web pages" on the index page. It seems as they are getting
more and more interested in the business side of things.
Don't get me wrong they have to, but not at the expense of their
I think I will be going to NorthernLight more often.
Anyone got any thoughts?
b. <a saddened googler>
Dept. of Physical Sciences
Dublin City University
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