Comments on: How ‘don’t be evil’ became ‘let’s all be evil’ http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2012/02/06/how-dont-be-evil-became-lets-all-be-evil/ Where media and technology meet Wed, 16 Nov 2016 08:48:25 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: eephoto http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2012/02/06/how-dont-be-evil-became-lets-all-be-evil/#comment-443361 Sun, 31 Mar 2013 12:43:32 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=33565#comment-443361 “Don’t be evil (wink)” was always intended sarcastically and is code for “don’t get caught”.

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By: JP007 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2012/02/06/how-dont-be-evil-became-lets-all-be-evil/#comment-391422 Wed, 08 Feb 2012 04:27:22 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=33565#comment-391422 What does evil mean? How about the fraud at the heart of Google being a pay to play engine rather than a search engine? The fraud of representing your “search algorithm’s” “technology” being something other than a fraud. Google’s algorithm was always a front for the fraud. I’d call that evil.

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By: WeWereWallSt http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2012/02/06/how-dont-be-evil-became-lets-all-be-evil/#comment-391419 Wed, 08 Feb 2012 00:07:00 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=33565#comment-391419 “All posts and updates created by the users of all sites — provided that they willingly choose them to be public — should be available to be aggregated by any other site. From there, let the best aggregator win.”

Kevin, we’re going to give you a wink and endorse your ostensibly neutral, sensible idea because it means Google wins and we think Google has, over the years, contributed a lot more to the well- being of society than Facebook.

We think Facebook, in fact, will be remembered largely for seducing so many millions into handing Zuckerberg their 21st century rabbits feet and apple cores so he’d let them whitewash his fence. People have jettisoned their privacy straight into Facebook’s bank account and they will never get it back.

Google, like Microsoft before, gave us productivity. Facebook taketh productivity away, a loss we can ill afford right now. That plus the story of Facebook’s unethical birth make the idea that Zuckerberg would become one of the world’s richest people repugnant to us. Given the disclosures about his legal dominance of the company, forever, and the singular power that gives him over so much of society, we are loathe to see that company continue on an upward path.

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By: lhathaway http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2012/02/06/how-dont-be-evil-became-lets-all-be-evil/#comment-391414 Tue, 07 Feb 2012 15:33:30 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=33565#comment-391414 I suspect we would all be better off without Facebook. Google, however, has saved my butt innumerable times. If, however, Google starts to dumb down the data to make it more ‘likable’, that will be the end of the web as we know and love it. I guess I better start looking for another search engine. Too bad.

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By: WeWereWallSt http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2012/02/06/how-dont-be-evil-became-lets-all-be-evil/#comment-391409 Tue, 07 Feb 2012 10:05:44 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=33565#comment-391409 “All posts and updates created by the users of all sites — provided that they willingly choose them to be public — should be available to be aggregated by any other site. From there, let the best aggregator win.”

Kevin, we’re going to give you a wink and endorse your ostensibly neutral, sensible idea because it means Google wins and we think Google has, over the years, contributed a lot more to the well- being of society than Facebook.

We think Facebook, in fact, will be remembered largely for seducing so many millions into handing Zuckerberg their 21st century rabbits feet and apple cores so he’d let them whitewash his fence. People have jettisoned their privacy straight into Facebook’s bank account and they will never get it back.

Google, like Microsoft before, gave us productivity. Facebook taketh productivity away, a loss we can ill afford right now. That plus the story of Facebook’s unethical birth make the idea that Zuckerberg would become one of the world’s richest people repugnant to us. Given the disclosures about his legal dominance of the company, forever, and the singular power that gives him over so much of society, we are loathe to see that company continue on an upward path.

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By: cjmckellar http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2012/02/06/how-dont-be-evil-became-lets-all-be-evil/#comment-391405 Tue, 07 Feb 2012 05:56:48 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=33565#comment-391405 Google used to Google Real-Time Search which allowed of coure, real-time results from Twitter and Facebook to appear. However Twitter decided not to extend the deal for whatever there reason and now they are crying foul because Google has put Twitter results lower.

On a side (personal) note, Facebook has hardly been known as a treasure trove of great information and personally I have never seen a Facebook page appear ever on the results page except when searching for names and most of the time I’d have better luck searching through Facebook itself, just like you’d have better luck searching through things on Twitter itself. Which leads to the question, is it really that bad what Google are doing, or are we so lazy that we can’t take the minute or so to go onto either Facebook and Twitter to find what we want.

As for other sites, it’s a great move to get more businesses and other websites to join Google+.

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