by alphamonkey on August 11, 2009 · 5 comments
Just type “twitter is” into Google and see for yourself. Thanks to our pal MillerLite for the heads-up!
Ok I had a minor tirade about this which I deleted because Transbuddha, as the long-time 3rd item on my Awesome Bar, is no place for a tirade from the likes of me. I’ll simply say that as funny as that is (they did it to Facebook too), I think they are going down a slippery slope in terms of how far they might actually go to using their near-monopoly on Internet search for something that could be approaching the definition of “evil”. (In contrast to Google’s motto.)
Just as an example, if a company tried to compete with Youtube, the same Google employee who thinks twitter is a waste of time might decide that the new pagerank for any company linking to the YouTube competitor should be zero.
Oh, Haus… Transbuddha is the place for tirades from everyone! And believe you me, we’ve run the gamut from awesome tirades to nonsensical crazy-talk that would embarrass a hobo. It’s a pretty big (and awesome) umbrella.
That said, you make a point that does get overlooked in cases like this. Google’s ability to frame debate (humorous or not) is an incredibly powerful force, and while I’ll roundly agree with the rank-monkey responsible for this Twitter result set, I’m only somewhat comforted by Google’s longstanding (if unevenly adhered to) “Don’t Be Evil” policy.
Now I’ll go get in my daily round of Bubble Shooter before starting the day!
Could we have an entry listing the top 10 tirades of all time on the Transbuddha? (FYI: I went on a tirade about there not being enough alphamonkey on here a while back and it kind of backhanded Cap’n Carrot. I hereby eat my hat on that. I’m now a CC fan… keep up the good fight, guys!
I find this post worthy of egotistical self-promotion:
Check out of all my great tweets at twitter.com/iantmcfarland !!
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