December 20, 2009

current www search: information, capitalism, and noise

if you've tried searching online for commodities recently, then you've probably experienced the inefficiencies of this process.

indeed, companies are exploiting the common search indices to push their links to the top of the search, in so called content farms. even the alleged decision engines fail.

workarounds exist, such as restricting searches to "credible" sources and filtering advertisers, but is there a real solution?

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