SIGIA-L Mail Archives: RE: [Sigia-l] Google rating sources?
RE: [Sigia-l] Google rating sources?
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> From: sigia-l-bounces_at_asis.org
> [mailto:sigia-l-bounces_at_asis.org] On Behalf Of Listera
> Sent: 30 April 2005 21:54
> To: SIGIA-L
> Subject: [Sigia-l] Google rating sources?
> GOOGLE has plans that will dramatically improve the results
> of internet news searches, by ranking them according to
> quality rather than simply by their date and relevance to
> search terms:
> Is this "a good thing"?
The operative word is "improve" and it depends where you're sitting. The
thing about established news outlets is that they are easy to get to,
have their own domains names, etc. That lesser-known or ad-hoc sources
do not have these attributes is a reason to use Google to search them
out. If Google skews results in favour of the big guys, then one of the
reasons to use Google to search for news is removed.
If Google goes go through with this then it'll shift more power to the
blogsphere I think.
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