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We do and our combined strength should be put to use IN FAVOR OF ANOTHER ENGINE to split the traffic.
our combined strength
I still do offline business.
we don't really have a way to use that power to bring Google to the bargaining table. At this point, only the govt does.
joined:Aug 31, 2004
[edited by: ak_web at 1:44 am (utc) on Oct 23, 2011]
Because despite our combined power, at its most generous estimate, we don't really have a way to use that power to bring Google to the bargaining table. At this point, only the govt does.
[edited by: incrediBILL at 1:21 am (utc) on Oct 23, 2011]
It would be a hoot.
Convincing site owners to give up their Google traffic, even for a day, and I would think it would take a week or more to make Google pay attention, now THAT's the problem.
joined:Aug 31, 2004
Also, let's keep in mind that for every site that went down, another site went up
joined:May 28, 2001
ak_web, you come in to this thread with only 22 posts in seven years to insult me?
I don't believe Google is quite as cozy with the govt as you do.
Consumer Watchdog published a report, "Lost in the Cloud: Google and the US Government" [PDF], that highlights Google's relationship with NSA and claims the search giant has also 'inappropriately benefited' from close and secretive relationships with other government agencies.Read the... Full Article [networkworld.com]
"...as a repository and a funnel for vast reservoirs of private data on Americans, Google also has clear social and legal responsibilities for protecting the private data of its users from unwarranted intrusion by government agencies. How well Google manages this obvious and profound conflict is largely a mystery: the company's relationship with US intelligence and law enforcement agencies in key areas — including government surveillance and cybersecurity — remains shrouded in official secrecy and beyond review by citizens and watchdog groups, most members of Congress, and other policymakers..."
I'm beginning to understand that many people are confused by the use of my term "free money".