[kwlug-disc] Biased Bing Search?

John Kerr jkerr0102 at rogers.com
Sun Jan 10 13:02:49 EST 2010


Hi Gang
Supplemental question your honour:
 Is Microsoft so desperate for money that has stooped to this?
  
John

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From: john at netdirect.ca <john at netdirect.ca>
Subject: [kwlug-disc] Biased Bing Search?
To: "KWLUG discussion" <kwlug-disc at kwlug.org>
Date: Sunday, January 10, 2010, 3:14 PM

I've noticed the last two days a commercial on TV for Special K. The call to action is to search for "Special K" on Bing.ca.

I'm figuring that Bing and Kellogs have an arrangement where "customized" results are given for that term. The first page clearly has Kellogs corporate sites or special K friendly sites. A search at Google shows more variety.

I hate to be a pessimist but are we (as a culture) going to end up being controlled by a biased search engine that favours paying advertisers?



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