Wednesday, April 14, 2004

Google Adds Explaination to "Jew" Search

This just in from :: jewschool :::

When searching for the word "Jew" on Google, you might now notice a note up top which reads, "Offensive Search Results [...] We're disturbed about these results as well. Please read our note here."
In the note, the company explains, "Our search results are generated
completely objectively and are independent of the beliefs and
preferences of those who work at Google."

Apparently, The ADL has also issued a statement on the subject.

Talk about making a dent. I'm curious as to why the Wikipedia article
has dropped down to the third link, however. Are we being punished
for—ahem—"abusing the algorithm" and drawing Google such bad heat? If
so, oh the hypocrisy!

For those that don't remember JewSchooler mobius organised a "Google-Bomb" to combat the disturbing Google results.


The background image on this page is a Hebrew translation of the verse from Bob Dylan's song  It's Alright, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding), from which the title of this blog is taken. Translation courtesy of Yoram Aharon of Hod-HaSharon's page--found via YudelLine-- which has many Dylan lyrics in Hebrew.