The Googlization Of Everything And Why We Should Worry About It

Sunday, February 27, 2011 18:13
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The Googlization Of Everything And Why We Should Worry About It

Tags: privacy | Search Engines

Media critic Howard Kurtz, whose Reliable Sources show on CNN Sundays is always thoughtful, interviewed the author of "The Googlization Of Everything And Why We Should Worry About It," and it was an intelligent, balanced perspective on the power of Google. 

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Google is increasingly coming under scrutiny for favoring some sites over others, and its search results are not always determined  solely on its algorithms. Sometimes humans get involved.

 

Siva Vaidhyanathan, the author of the book and a professor or media studies, points out that Google censors some searches and uses seems to be using good judgment. But it is nonetheless making decisions on what you see when you run a search. This "censorship" is frightening to some.

 

 

 

Is Google too powerful? What do you think?

 

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