It seems that something dark the something of man.
Google has trouble a-brewing.
It seems the "Suggest" feature of the Desktop Toolbar is in all sorts of hot water. Basically, they filter out ‘porn’ suggestions, but don’t stop filtering the hacks, cracks, and smacks that appear when you type something in.
I guess this is an inevitable growth problem. You can’t really fault Google for returning these things, as it is a search engine. Searching is it’s primary function, at least in the eyes of the adoring public. However, on the flip side, the adoring public is probably starting to think about the consequences, and now people are wanting Google to start being more than just a search engine that filters porn.
From an analytical point of view, they are right.
I mean, if I built a system that could write receipts but wouldn’t do payments, I’d be in the sewers catching rotten fish for my breakfast.
But from all the other points of view, things are not so easy. In the end, it’s about them becoming too large an empire, and these are the issues that will have to be dealth with. People are not comfortable anymore with the idea of Google. Or at least, that’s the way it’s heading.
One time, maybe even a year ago, people still had the dream in their eyes. When talking about Google, I would think I was cool because I could recite the quick rise to power, and tell people that they are taking over the world one search phrase at a time.
I felt like a reporter giving them the truth .. Peter Parker eat your heart out. Him or that Clark guy.
But instead now, it’s not like that. Well, the reporting thing is, the content just changes :) .. heh heh .. but,
It’s now getting to be where there’s a darker side. The idea of having so much power is now reality and so .. it changes from dream-state to totalitarian-state.
I’m not a conspiracy theorist. I’m not into too much political or social questioning etc.
But this is where the babble is leading me today.
So yeah, Google Suggest can’t really stay the same. At least, in a PR sense, they will have to say that _something_ is being done.
On the other hand, they’re Google. If they wanted to, they could probably negatively affect all websites who publish bad stuff about them. That’d be a trip.