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Whose Truth Is it on Google?

David Sable | Posted 12.12.2016 | Business
David Sable

"Providing relevant answers has been the cornerstone of Google's approach to search from the very beginning. It would undermine the people's trust in ...

What Gender Stereotypes and Sexism Have to Do With Algorithms and Robots

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 07.27.2016 | Technology
Soraya Chemaly

Years of social-psychology studies show that humans default to organizing each other by gender, race and age and use stereotypes to create, define and perpetuate organizational norms. Implicit, unconscious biases are well understood and, while individual people themselves might not set out to consciously act in sexist and racist ways, systematized biases, left unexplored and addressed, yield sexist and racist results.

Change In Google Search Puts Company Statements Above News Stories

Reuters | Posted 05.11.2015 | Technology

A little-noticed change in the way Google selects search results has allowed company statements to top the list of news links shown when users search for information on businesses

The Google Engineer Teaching Happiness In Three Steps

BBC | David G Allan | Posted 11.11.2014 | World

Deep inside the global tech behemoth Google sits an engineer with an unusual job description: to make people happier and the world more peaceful. A...

Did Edward Snowden Kill the Search Engine Optimization Industry?

Chad Pollitt | Posted 11.29.2013 | Technology
Chad Pollitt

This past week has contained a couple of heart-skipping declarations for the SEO industry. The most recent was Google's announcement of its latest algorithm update -- Hummingbird.

How Google Killed Me

Amy Wilentz | Posted 05.12.2013 | Technology
Amy Wilentz

Finding myself offed by the world's greatest search engine, I began to wonder how they'd ended up sending me to an untimely grave.

Why FB's Algo Changes Are a Good Thing for Brands

Mateo Gutierrez | Posted 12.22.2012 | Technology
Mateo Gutierrez

Like most things that seem, at first, a bit peculiar, historical context usually helps to lend some calm to the situation. When it comes to the recent changes Facebook has made to its fan page edge rank algorithms, this holds true.

The Job Requirement That Hates Female Creatives

Jennifer Severns | Posted 11.19.2012 | Women
Jennifer Severns

I am not suggesting that anyone dumb down job requirements. I'm simply demonstrating how one little word (in this case, the word "agency") can make the difference between stellar candidates or stellar male candidates.

How to Get More (Qualified) Buyers to Your Website

Penny C. Sansevieri | Posted 08.26.2012 | Small Business
Penny C. Sansevieri

In an ideal world, your site should be able to weather any algorithm change that Google throws at you. If you aren't sure if your site is vulnerable to these changes, keep reading.

Polarization and Algorithms

Richard Geldard | Posted 05.01.2012 | Technology
Richard Geldard

The effect of algorithmic control this political season has resulted in an increase in polarization. The result is that increasingly we grow to despise the other side.

Google Shares Some Search Secrets

Posted 01.14.2012 | Technology

(Reuters) - Google Inc offered a detailed glimpse into its secret process of ranking Internet websites on Monday, publishing for the first time a list...

Google Makes Huge Improvement To Search Algorithm

The Huffington Post | Ramona Emerson | Posted 01.03.2012 | Technology

On Thursday, the Official Google Blog announced big changes to Google's search algorithm. The changes build on the Caffeine web indexing system th...

Google Explains How It Improves Its Search Algorithm

The Huffington Post | Cooper Smith | Posted 10.25.2011 | Technology

In a video published to the official Google Search Blog Thursday, the Internet giant shed some light on the nuts and bolts of Google Search and the me...

Google Tries To Snuff Out Spam, Content Farms With New Changes

The Huffington Post | Bianca Bosker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Content farms take note: Google is trying to snuff out spam and "low-quality sites" in search results. In a blog post, the search giant acknowledged ...

Google To Punish No-Good Sites With Revised Search Rankings

The Huffington Post | Bianca Bosker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Google's method of ranking of search results took a hit last week in a chilling New York Times piece . The article exposed a merchant who gamed Google...

NYT: Government Should Oversee Google Search | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Still, the potential impact of Google's algorithm on the Internet economy is such that it is worth exploring ways to ensure that the editorial policy ...

Google To Sites: Speed Matters

Search Engine Land | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Google has kept a promise it made last year: Site speed is now a ranking factor in Google's algorithm, and is already in place for U.S. searchers. But...

Google's Search Algorithm: Inside The Rules the Web

Wired | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

The comparison demonstrates the power, even intelligence, of Google's algorithm, honed over countless iterations. It possesses the seemingly magical a...

"Don't Be Evil": How Larry Page and Sergey Brin Really Think and Should We Worry About Google's Dominance

Anis Shivani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Anis Shivani

We shall see if Larry and Sergey's collective brain can keep up with the spontaneous evolution of the Internet.

"Retards" And "Special People" -- A Peek Into Google's Inhuman Algorithm

Bigthawt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Computers aren't politically correct. Computers aren't sensitive to someone's feelings. Computers don't feel social pressures or have a conscience. So...