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October 15, 2012

Here Is Why Google Doesn't Work Anymore

-- by Dave Johnson

Impersonal Google Search Results Are Few And Far Between, DuckDuckGo Says | TPM Idea Lab

You are what you search. That’s definitely the case on Google, where any search query turns up a personalized set of results based upon your prior Google search history data, even if you’re completely logged out of your Google account.

They had the best product and they just had to fuck with it. Too clever by half.

For one thing, now when I search for something I have to sort through a hundred news stories about exactly the same thing...

They have figured out how to better sell ads. Like Facebook, YOU ARE NOT THE CUSTOMER, YOU ARE THE PRODUCT. The advertiser is the customer.

Update - I have switched to DuckDuckGo and am getting good results so far...

Posted by Dave Johnson at October 15, 2012 6:10 PM


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