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===Founding===
 
===Founding===
 
Google was originally a research project, started by Larry Page and Sergey Brin in 1996, when the two attended [[Stanford University]]. The two registered the domain name ''google.stanford.edu'', and the small search engine went online for the first time.<ref>[http://www.google.com/intl/en/corporate/history.html Corporate Information:Google Milestones]</ref> Google Code of Conduct "Don't be evil". On their investor relations website, it reads "It's built around the recognition that everything we do in connection with our work at Google will be, and should be, measured against the highest possible standards". <ref>[http://investor.google.com/conduct.html Google Code of Conduct]</ref> They are being held to that standard and they are missing the mark badly.
 
Google was originally a research project, started by Larry Page and Sergey Brin in 1996, when the two attended [[Stanford University]]. The two registered the domain name ''google.stanford.edu'', and the small search engine went online for the first time.<ref>[http://www.google.com/intl/en/corporate/history.html Corporate Information:Google Milestones]</ref> Google Code of Conduct "Don't be evil". On their investor relations website, it reads "It's built around the recognition that everything we do in connection with our work at Google will be, and should be, measured against the highest possible standards". <ref>[http://investor.google.com/conduct.html Google Code of Conduct]</ref> They are being held to that standard and they are missing the mark badly.
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==Secular Progressive Culture==
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Google's West Coast headquarters hire's a majority of left-leaning personalities, explicitly in executive decision-making [http://www.google.com/corporate/execs.html See Board]. Google supports causes that are a radical departure from [[Traditional America]], such as their public support of [[California]]'s ''no on [[Proposition 8]]''. Also in a subtle way, they are for politically correct global liberalism, championed by secular progressives.  Their bright minds select certain ''days of importance'' for tribute, some are controversial, some sre for lack of observance. As such, Merry Christmas is replaced by Happy Holidays. Even though, poll <ref>[http://www.prweb.com/releases/2008/11/prweb1670824.htm Wish Me A Merry Christmas Campaign Crusades to Change Retail Culture] PRWeb, November 26, 2008</ref> after poll <ref>[http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/lifestyle/general_lifestyle/68_prefer_merry_christmas_to_happy_holidays 68% Prefer “Merry Christmas” to “Happy Holidays”] Rasmussen, November 27, 2008</ref> after poll <ref>[http://www.cnn.com/2005/US/12/20/poll.season/ Poll: More Americans prefer 'Merry Christmas' greeting] CNN, December 20, 2005</ref> shows the public prefers Merry Christmas. The problem may be that Google doesn't respect traditional [[Christian]] holidays, in favor of a culture-correct approach. Happy Holidays in several different languages than to offend others with their Christ worship. Google decided to name their Happy Holiday logo, cutely calling it Holiday Doodle. The birth of [[Jesus]] removed entirely from the season replaced by a doodle. [http://www.google.com/corporate/execs.html#marissa Google VP Marrisa Mayer] owes American an answer or her excuse.
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=== Google versus Conservatives ===
 
=== Google versus Conservatives ===

Revision as of 21:16, 21 December 2008

Google is a company whose primary business is Internet-based services, including an extremely popular search engine.

Google is associated with liberal causes and has been criticized for catering to communist China in censoring information from the people as requested by dictators:[1]

Reporters Without Borders joined others in asking how Google could stand up for US users' freedoms while controlling what Chinese users can search for. Its previous search engine for China's fast-growing market was subject to government blocks. The new site - Google.cn - censors itself to satisfy Beijing. While cooperating with China's govenment, Google refuses to fulfill requests by the U.S. Department of Justice. [2] Google counsel Nicole Wong said "..we intend to resist their motion vigorously."

Google has also been accused of delisting conservative news sites from its search engine. As one of many examples, "In February 2005, Michelle Malkin wrote of the difficulties she was having becoming part of Google News."[3]

Much of Google's business depends on pornography. For example, 25% of search engine requests are for pornography.[4]

In addition, although claiming to generally avoid getting involved in matters outside their field, Google officially supports the liberal and social libertarian cause of so-called "same sex marriage."[5]

Corporate Information

The CEO of Google since 2001 is Eric Schmidt. Google is headquartered in Mountain View, California. Google was founded on September 7th, 1998, by Larry Page and Sergey Brin. Since then, it has grown to be the largest internet search engine in the world. According to Alexa Internet, over 25% of all Internet users visit Google monthly.[6] Google also owns YouTube, the homemade video clip site. Viacom is suing YouTube, and thus Google, for a reported $1 billion, arguing that the economic model of YouTube is based on copyright infringement.[7]

History

Google's logo on Earth day, April 22, 2007.

Founding

Google was originally a research project, started by Larry Page and Sergey Brin in 1996, when the two attended Stanford University. The two registered the domain name google.stanford.edu, and the small search engine went online for the first time.[8] Google Code of Conduct "Don't be evil". On their investor relations website, it reads "It's built around the recognition that everything we do in connection with our work at Google will be, and should be, measured against the highest possible standards". [9] They are being held to that standard and they are missing the mark badly.

Secular Progressive Culture

Google's West Coast headquarters hire's a majority of left-leaning personalities, explicitly in executive decision-making See Board. Google supports causes that are a radical departure from Traditional America, such as their public support of California's no on Proposition 8. Also in a subtle way, they are for politically correct global liberalism, championed by secular progressives. Their bright minds select certain days of importance for tribute, some are controversial, some sre for lack of observance. As such, Merry Christmas is replaced by Happy Holidays. Even though, poll [10] after poll [11] after poll [12] shows the public prefers Merry Christmas. The problem may be that Google doesn't respect traditional Christian holidays, in favor of a culture-correct approach. Happy Holidays in several different languages than to offend others with their Christ worship. Google decided to name their Happy Holiday logo, cutely calling it Holiday Doodle. The birth of Jesus removed entirely from the season replaced by a doodle. Google VP Marrisa Mayer owes American an answer or her excuse.


Google versus Conservatives

Many instances whereby information is comprised ideologically and displayed for the masses. Watchdog website NewsBusters.org published that Google had in fact labeled conservative American Spectator as "This site may harm your computer." [13]

Google versus Anti- Obama Blogs

The question immediately raised, "Did Google Silence Barack Obama critics?" It turns out, no they did not. A group of separate blogs were targeted by their spam filter as a result of manipulating the 'flag' feature. This caused a temporary blockage for five days. Sites affected were Hillary supporters and all anti-Obama. They include http://bluelyon.blogspot.com, http://comealongway.blogspot.com, http://hillaryorbust.blogspot.com and http://mccaindemocrats.blogspot.com and their main associate JustSayNoDeal.com [14]

Google Goes Public

Growth

The year Google was created 1998, it had amassed 26 million unique URLs in their database. By 2000, Google had indexed more than 1 billion pages. As of July 2008, Google has indexed over 1 trillion pages. [15]

Purchase of Smaller Parties

Google bombing

Perhaps the most innovative contribution Google has made to internet searching is its PageRank algorithm. This system works by counting the number of sites that link to another site; the more links pointing to a page, the higher that page will be ranked. The engine also takes note of how often the page is updated. Due to this, Wikipedia is consistently ranked very highly by Google, due to its constant updating and heavy linkage. More recently, internet-savvy Googlers have discovered ways to game the system; creating massive numbers of pages with links pointing to one page to form what is known as a "Google Bomb". Some examples can be found below.[16]

  • "Miserable Failure": For nearly two years, typing "miserable failure" (or even just "miserable", or "failure") and then clicking "I'm Feeling Lucky" in the Google search engine would return the White House Biography of George W. Bush.[17] This was orchestrated by Democratic Party supporters in late 2003,[18] as part of the 2004 Presidential election. However, at times, Conservative supporters were able to shift the phrase to Jimmy Carter, Hillary Clinton and Michael Moore.
  • '"Great President": returns the White House Biography of George W. Bush.
  • "Waffles": Also as part of the 2004 Presidential election, Conservative supporters managed to link the term "waffles" to the official website of John Kerry.
  • "French Military Victories": Hitting "I'm Feeling Lucky" for this term directs you to a fake Google page (in reality, it is an AlbinoBlackSheep.com page, styled to look exactly like a Google page, here) giving no matches, and asking if you meant "French military defeats?".
  • "Weapons of Mass Destruction" would bring up a similar page with the error message 'not found.'

On January 25, 2007, Google claimed to have modified their PageRank algorithm to lessen the likelihood of future Google bombs[19]

Privacy Concerns

Google has been criticized by privacy activists and others. Recently, Google chief executive Eric Schmidt said, "We cannot even answer the most basic questions because we don’t know enough about you. That is the most important aspect of Google’s expansion." [20] Google has attempted to "remedy" this situation by storing search information, in effect, keeping tabs on people for two years after they search. This has led Google critic Daniel Brandt to create "Scroogle.org", which runs Google searches that users conduct through his organization's personal servers to prevent Google from being able to connect any personal information to the searchers. [21]

References

  1. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/4647398.stm
  2. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/4630694.stm , BBC Google defies US over search data, January 20, 2006
  3. http://newsbusters.org/node/5477
  4. http://internet-filter-review.toptenreviews.com/internet-pornography-statistics.html
  5. http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2008/09/our-position-on-californias-no-on-8.html , Our position on California's No on 8 campaign
  6. Alexa Traffic Results for Google
  7. Viacom will sue YouTube for $1bn
  8. Corporate Information:Google Milestones
  9. Google Code of Conduct
  10. Wish Me A Merry Christmas Campaign Crusades to Change Retail Culture PRWeb, November 26, 2008
  11. 68% Prefer “Merry Christmas” to “Happy Holidays” Rasmussen, November 27, 2008
  12. Poll: More Americans prefer 'Merry Christmas' greeting CNN, December 20, 2005
  13. Google Claims Conservative Website ‘May Harm Your Computer’ December 28,2007
  14. Google and the Anti-Obama Bloggers NYTimes June 30, 2008
  15. Google reveals scope of Web-crawling task CNET News, July 25, 2008
  16. Dropping 'Google-bombs'
  17. 'Miserable failure' links to Bush
  18. In October, Johnson, a Democrat, added the phrase "miserable failure" to his Web site, Old Fashioned Patriot. He then linked the site to the online White House biography of President Bush and asked others to follow his lead
  19. Bush no longer "miserable failure": Google tackles googlebombs
  20. http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/c3e49548-088e-11dc-b11e-000b5df10621,dwp_uuid=e8477cc4-c820-11db-b0dc-000b5df10621.html
  21. http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=55935