Google Wiki – Digg Interface or Data Miner?

Is Google Wiki a social voting Digg style platform or a data miner tricking us into giving demographic information away?

It seems Google is at it again with what we called a digg like Google interface 4 months ago.

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Let me ask you a few questions first

Do you really think Google would let us decide on Google results?

Do you believe Google is still a happy bunny built by college kids in their dorm room?

Do you still think the Internet is a nice place to visit?

If you answered yes I wish I was still that nieve.

Many already theorize that Google personalized results have already changed what we see heavily.

I theorize soon what we see will be so personalized by Google that we won’t even recognize the same search made from another Google login and especially another machine.

I reformatted a friend’s XP machine and the first thing done before anything else was some Google searches of phrases that I try to rank well under. What I saw returned scared the hell out of me. Nothing like I see from my machine.

I don’t mean a little different I mean TOTALLY different.

If anything I believe that SEO is already dead and we just don’t know it yet.

Google already knows what we buy, who our social network friends are, what we blog and comment about and what sites we use and socialize in. They know who you are because you told them.

With that much information at Google’s disposal they are already altering search results to fit our needs.

Why would it matter if the hand of a few outsiders added their input?

The Google Wiki is an attempt to gather more data on US, not an attempt to let others change the face of Google results.

What Google is after is what we have to say, not what others have to say. This is demographic data gathering on us. They just don’t call on the phone to ask the questions. Besides we can’t just hang up on Google, they are runin’ the show these days.

3 Comments

  1. Posted November 1, 2008 at 7:40 pm | Permalink

    Google will rule the world. Wait I think they already do.

  2. Posted November 3, 2008 at 5:09 am | Permalink

    Create a profile on Google using a name that matches on a social network like Digg. Add a link. Google will suggest that you link to all of the other social networks they’ve found linked to the name. Amazing.

  3. Posted November 3, 2008 at 10:37 pm | Permalink

    Google knows what social profiles are yours because you add links to your sites in the profiles. They even have a HTML attribute called rel=”me” that tells them the link is to you own site.

    If you don’t think Google knows who you are just Google “chris lang comments” and you will see 56,000 results and most are mine.