April 16, 2003

"Googlewashed" as a concept

I've been thinking about Andrew Orlowski's article on "Googlewashed" (the fact that it mentions me is not a coincidence, but not the main factor :-))

Aside from the specifics of the story, it seems to me there's something very subtle going on here.

Which means that Google is being "gamed" - and the language perverted - by what in statistical terms in an extremely small fraction indeed.

Hmm, an extremely small fraction of people who influence meaning, sometimes not for the better, for perhaps insular and pack-style conceptions - now, where have I hear this before - journalists!

I don't mean that too sarcastically. The subtle factor is that all of classic media analysis seems importable to blogs + Google. That's interesting.

By Seth Finkelstein | posted in google , journo | on April 16, 2003 11:58 PM (Infothought permalink) | Followups
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