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Matthew



Joined: 14 Jan 2004
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Just read in the Guardian today that there is a kind of war going on between anti/pro Bush people "bombing" google. Not really my area of expertise but the basic idea is that Google searches for the number of links to sites with particular key words and if it finds a lot of them it puts them high up in its list of search hits. So, for example, if loads of people put links on their sites to, say, the Whitehouse, and call the link something like "completely useless", then if those words are typed into Google you'll get links to the Whitehouse.

Is this a potential weapon? If we set up lods of sites (fake ones) with links to important stories or web-sites and call the links things like "today's weather" or "sports news" can we force dissident news right to the top of the google hit lists for "everyday" search arguments?

Does this make sense? Am i talking out of my ar@e?

Just an idea....
Fri Jan 23, 2004 4:43 pm
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Experimenting with Google is fun - in a geeky sort of way - but they change their algorithms regularly to fool people like thee and me. Hey, worth a try on a wet Sunday afternnon, though!
Sun Jan 25, 2004 1:08 pm
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