[QUOTE=tmc8080;2650756]Screw google! Let me tell you how they got their start… back in the late 1990s, they started indexing web pages… and the first people to take notice were obviously those in education because they were able to type in certain key words and find the educational resources they need to do research. Since then, they’ve made the transition to selling ads and manipulating the search ranking heirarchy for their own personal profit and gain to the tune of millions of dollars.
This is a slippery slope with censorship. They are probably finding increasing pressure to be a net censor/nanny since they are now in the ISP biz with their little experiment in the tale of two Kansas cities… Kansas and MIssouri.
BTW, just to keept things in perspective… the USA’s telco ISPs are a million times worse than a google any day, except on this issue, so far…[/QUOTE]
I agree, no doubt google is getting paid handsomely for doing this “good deed”.
I am repulsed by their hypocracy therefore I intend to use other search engines.