How much better would social search be if Google surfaced results from all across the web? The results speak for themselves. We created a tool that uses Google's own relevance measure - the ranking of their organic search results - to determine what social content should appear in the areas where ...
Google's engineers (and Google itself) have a extremely high regard of their moral values. This service is in your face demonstration of their hypocrisy.
It's easy to be on a moral piedestal when you have a shit load of money and no competition. But when the competition is speeding by you (and you miss quarterly results), the morality is the first thing to go down the drain. It seems to me that Google should embrace itself for a serious alternation of its values (and consequently substantial employee turnover).
- Google: Do Yourself a Favor and Just Come Clean Already (pandodaily.com)
- FocusOnTheUser.org: Is Google's relevance algorithm simply misguided? An audit tool ... (nextlevelofnews.com)
- Twitter and Facebook engineers create 'Don't Be Evil' tool to alter Google's controversial social results (9to5google.com)