A must-watch for anybody who ever uses a search engine. Or Facebook. Or Amazon or Ebay or Yahoo News or . . .
I knew there was some of this tailoring going on in the tech world, but didn’t know it was quite that severe. And I agree completely with the guy in the video – rigging results like this is not always in our best interests. And we have grown so dependent on search engines to be our window on the world, this makes it even more dangerous.
Google, along with Facebook and all the rest, have a vested interest in building results that entice us to click on links, not necessarily to expand our world or educate us. It’s a subtle but important distinction.